Movies and TV shows like Oliver Twist 2007

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Oliver Twist (2007)
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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 dares to ask for more gruel, he finds himself cast out and forced to make his own way in the world...
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, touching
Plot: orphan, thief, injustice, crimes, urban, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, friendship, down on your luck, kidnapping, social decay, danger, street kid, child abuse, theft, child's point of view
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london

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Most similar movies to Oliver Twist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films and TV series with plots about orphan, society, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, social differences and family relations mostly in Drama, Family and Musical genres. Some movies like Oliver Twist: Great Expectations (2011), David Copperfield (1999), Rag Nymph (1997), Oliver! (1968), David Copperfield (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, young heroes, down on your luck, kidnapping, injustice, society, youth, life is a bitch, rich and poor, social differences, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london
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Oliver Twist (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, young heroes, social decay, family, injustice, crimes, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, gang, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy
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, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, urban, runaway, orphan, kidnapping, thief, redemption, friendship, chess, apprentice, death sentence, violence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: twists and turns, emotional, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, inheritance, power of love, lovers, rags to riches, convict, lawyer, obsession, romance, social differences, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, rise to the top, rich and poor, social differences, down on your luck, dishonesty, society, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: boarding school, single parent, orphan, rich and poor, social differences, boarding school life, family in danger, injustice, society, family relations, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Rag Nymph (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, prostitute, pimp, young heroes, starting over, down on your luck, kids in trouble, orphan, teenage life, society, youth, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe
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50%
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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, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, kids in trouble, street kid, pickpocket, orphanage, dog, child abuse, thief, theft, song, social decay, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1830s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, boarding school, rich and poor, boarding school life, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, power relations, young heroes, alcohol abuse, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Emily of New Moon (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, island, young heroes, family, starting over, coming of age, youth, family relations, uncover truth, custody, family life, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, boarding school, friendship, coming of age, young heroes, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, child as adult, down on your luck, society, youth, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: estate, inheritance, intrigue, aristocracy, life is a bitch, murder, lawyer, secret, human nature, injustice, dishonesty, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: orphan, lawsuit, murder, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, poverty, injustice, estate, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, power relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, mistaken identity, doll ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Secret Garden (1975)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 210 min.
Story: TV miniseries adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, estate, orphan, mischievous children, young heroes, family, self discovery, countryside, disability, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, clever, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, child abuse, butler, master and servant, friendship, society, family relations, power relations, friends, babies and infants, social differences, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: countryside, orphan, on the run, frame up, gambling, nanny, unlikely criminals, downfall, store, life is a bitch, master and servant, mysterious character ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, sincere, witty ...
Plot: orphan, blind ambition, romance, rise to the top, napoleonic wars, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, life turned upside down, ambition, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 1K
Jamaica Inn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: woman in danger, moral dilemma, hotel, dangerous attraction, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, romancing a criminal, escape attempt, who to trust ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
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Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, crime, gangsters, urban ghetto, social misfits, urban, going straight, vengeance, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Desperate Romantics (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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
Plot: painting, artist, artists and showbiz, rebelliousness, love and romance, rebellion, couples, social relations, bohemian life, lust, aristocracy, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sundays and Cybele (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The tragic story of a young orphan girl who is befriended by an innocent but emotionally disabled veteran of the French Indochina War.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, haunted by the past, veteran, nun, friendship, tragedy, friends, suburbs, youth, life is a bitch, dagger, amnesia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: orphan, rich and poor, romance, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, boarding school life, coming of age, hopes, society, youth, rise to the top, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Foster Boy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Switzerland, 1955. The young orphan Max is sent as a foster child and contracted to work for the Bösiger family who lives on a farm. His foster parents treat him like a workhorse while their son seizes every opportunity to humiliate him. Playing ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: orphan, child abuse, farm, survival, friendship, adoption, bully, punishment, accordion, brother brother relationship, party, father son relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Bramwell (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Bramwell is a British television series starring Jemma Redgrave as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell, a woman challenging the domination of men in the medical establishment, who runs a free hospital for the poor in the East End of London, during the late ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: charity, against the rules, feminism, doctors and patients, society, power relations, follow your dream, looking for love, parents and children, social differences, discrimination, gender ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 1K
Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: village, social worker, orphan, suicide, orphanage, adoption, single parent, self discovery, adopted son, small village, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Owl and the Sparrow (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: orphan, young heroes, optimism, urban, romance, youth, on the run, opposites attract, survival, human nature, friendship, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 881
The Outcast (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in post-war Britain, ten year-old Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he struggles to cope with the death of his beloved mother. Left under the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries, Lewis ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: coming of age, life is a bitch, death of mother, parent child relationship, youth, dealing with death, friendship, death in the family, dysfunctional family, teenage life, estrangement, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 702
Orphans (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brothers Treat (Matthew Modine) and Philip (Kevin Anderson) have lived alone since they were kids, when a small time criminal enters their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: kidnapping, orphan, manipulations, theft, siblings relations, cons and scams, missing person, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, mentally unstable, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Chop Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, urban ghetto, siblings relations, working class, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, youth, family relations, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%