Movies like Oliver!

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Oliver! (1968)
 7.4
 36K
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, uplifting, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, colourful, moody, lyrical ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: orphan, street kid, child abuse, orphanage, thief, theft, group of criminals, the underworld, child in peril, dog, kids in trouble, pickpocket, crimes, youth, friends, life is a bitch, social problems, social differences, society, rise to the top, coming of age, petty criminal, notoriety, social decay, streetwise ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe, britain

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Most similar movies to Oliver!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental and serious films with plots about youth, orphan, family relations, society, destiny, family and children mostly in Drama, Family and Musical genres. Some movies like Oliver!: Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Les Misérables (2012), Scrooge (1970), Newsies (1992), My Fair Lady (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: This lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: anti semitism, judaism, village life, village, arranged marriage, housewife, grudge, rabbi, family relations, violinist, breaking the fourth wall, suitor ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s, 1930s
Place: ukraine, europe, russia, poland, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 317K
Les Misérables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, revolution, prostitute, fall in love, rebellion, convict, mayor, haunted by the past, historical character, obsessive quest, orphan, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 10K
Scrooge (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The classic Charles Dickens' Christmas ghost tale told in musical form.
Style: feel good, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, redemption, christmas, generosity, miser, money, supernatural ability, time travel, holiday, family, destiny, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, future, 70s
Place: london, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 20K
Newsies (1992)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A week in the life of the exploited, child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York. When their publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labours, they organize a strike, only to be confronted with the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, uplifting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, labor union, family relations, mayor, warden, orphan, betrayal, dance, slingshot, name change, juvenile detention, paperboy ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 89K
My Fair Lady (1964)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, high society, opposites attract, love and romance, bet, fish out of water, aristocracy, culture clash, rise to the top, social differences, class differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 32K
Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic, 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, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, redemption, kidnapping, friendship, thief, orphanage, injustice, lifestyle, danger, runaway, poverty ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 36K
Annie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: adoption, orphan, family, foster child, hopes, parents and children, friends, dancing, rich and poor, rags to riches, father daughter relationship, music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 42K
Annie (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, adoption, little girl, mogul, child's point of view, whistling, microphone, locket, family, family relations, power relations, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., liverpool, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.5
 312K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: visually appealing, touching, sentimental, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, steampunk, adventure, filmmaking, magical, friendship, street kid, kids in trouble, hopes, destiny, robot, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 2K
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, youth, young heroes, coming of age, crimes, family, gang, danger, society, life is a bitch, friends, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 3K
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, victorian england, thief, child's point of view, street kid, social decay, friendship, danger, society, youth, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 51K
Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cabaret, political unrest, transvestism, love triangle, stockings, opposites attract, fascism, fireplace, politics, bisexuality, world war two, culture clash ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sound of Music (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, convent, nun, world war two, love and romance, opposites attract, governess, singer, family relations, party, novice, puppet show ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938
Place: austria, europe, alps, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 767
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: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, emotional
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, injustice, society, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, young heroes, youth, danger, coming of age, apprentice ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 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, gloomy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, family relations, child in peril, rich and poor, down on your luck, boarding school life, destiny, alcohol abuse, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Little Big Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While out and about tending to his herd, young shepherd Larus meets a mysterious little girl named Tinke. Quickly realizing that the girl is alone, Larus brings Tinke some food and slowly builds a friendship with her. Tinke, whose parents died ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, family relations, hopes, friendship, friends, coming of age, human nature, destiny, grandmother granddaughter relationship, children, girl, search ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, emotional, captivating, sincere, 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: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, unfulfilled love, redemption, social differences, love and romance, haunted by the past, rise to the top, hopes, benefactor, coming of age, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, 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 era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 997
Pollyanna (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her wealthy but bitter aunt after the tragic death of her father. Pollyanna shares a game her father taught her -- the 'Glad Game' -- in which everyone can find a silver lining in even the darkest ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: optimism, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, orphan, small town life, young heroes, hopes, small town, countryside, friends, family relations, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, semi serious, captivating
Plot: victorian england, orphan, child's point of view, aunt, poverty, betrayal, friendship, guardian, society, social differences, survivor, maturation ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Railway Children (1970)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away and they have to move up to Yorkshire without him. The three open-hearted children soon make many friends including their Old Gentleman whom they regularly wave to ...
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, emotional, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: family relations, teenage girl, railway station, countryside, adventure, family, child's point of view, human spirit, friendship, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, victorian, victorian era ...
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, step parent, charles dickens, stepfather stepson relationship, social differences, down on your luck, rise to the top, dishonesty, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Heidi (1968)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Heidi is an orphaned girl initially raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland. In order to get a job in Frankfurt, Dete brings 5-year-old Heidi to her grandfather, who has been at odds with the villagers for years and lives in seclusion on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mountain, orphan, family relations, friendship, governess, nanny, escapades, adventure, young heroes, youth, hopes, family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, dysfunctional family, society, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, injustice, power relations, family relations, social decay, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Secret Garden (1987)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a spoiled English girl living in 19th century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. The lord is a strange old man-- frail and deformed, immensely kind but so melancholy. She ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: orphan, family relations, uncle, garden, mansion, family problems, little girl, mischievous children, family life, child's point of view, friendship, cholera ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: childhood, countryside, orphan, little girl, old mansion, friendship, aristocracy, secret, sick child, family, girl, garden ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century
Place: india, yorkshire, england, europe, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, exciting, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, ghost, redemption, childhood, change of heart, family, puppet, puppets, escapades, goofy hero, nothing goes right ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, future, 18th century
Place: england, london, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 9K
Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ballet, orphan, family problems, follow your dream, ambition, against the odds, youth, siblings relations, family relations, hopes, dancing, family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Goodnight, Mister Tom (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: We're in an English village shortly before Dunkirk. "Mr. Tom" Oakley still broods over the death of his wife and small son while he was away in the navy during WWI, and grief has made him a surly hermit. Now children evacuated from ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: world war two, orphan, adoption, child in peril, refugee, coming of age, dealing with death, single parent, hopes, war, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%