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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Forced by poverty to seek support, the innocent Tess Durbeyfield seeks the help of the D'Urbervilles.
Style: sincere, clever, realistic, talky
Plot: innocence, life is a bitch, poverty, couples, master and servant, village life, family relations, love and romance, dishonesty, society, pregnancy, unrequited love, nobility, deception, social climbing, rape, village, french, hopes, power relations, romance, angel, rise to the top, greed, lost ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england

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Most similar movies to Tess of the D'Urbervilles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, love and romance, social differences, family relations, romance, couples and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Tess of the D'Urbervilles: Little Dorrit (2008), Tess (1979), Downton Abbey (2010), Poldark (2015), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Little Dorrit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 420 min.
TV show
Story: The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed ...
Style: sincere, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: poverty, young woman, life is a bitch, debt, uncover truth, secret, society, family secret, murderer, struggle, down on your luck, dying ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, touching, sincere, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: tragic love, peasant, rape, fall in love, innocence lost, family relations, farmer, marriage, love, revenge, nobility, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, brazil
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100%
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Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, countryside, love and romance, traditional versus modern, manners, family life, family relations, butler, social differences, aristocrat ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe
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67%
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Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: family saga, captivating, realistic, saga, serious
Plot: countryside, estate, love and romance, family relations, society, love affair, master and servant, romance, rich and poor, social differences, poverty, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 159 min.
TV show
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: romance, troubled marriage, domestic violence, new beginning, looking for love, alcohol abuse, couple relations, rich and poor, working class, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: yorkshire
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100%
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North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: initially antagonists, social differences, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, prejudice, rich and poor, romance, unlikely couple, love affair, young woman, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thomas Hardy's classic epic remains one of the most popular novels, this TV adaptation vividly depicts the powerful tale of a peasant girl whose life is torn apart by the love and jealousy of two men. Justine Waddell stars as the hapless Child ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: innocence lost, victorian england, farming, injustice, couples, power relations, love affair, infidelity, courtroom drama, couple relations, tragic love, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Buccaneers (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 212 min.
TV show
Story: Four American girls go to England to find husbands.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, clever, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, card playing, abortion, inheritance, love and romance, looking for love, proposal, family relations, couples, eligible bachelor, pianist, social climbing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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75%
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, witty ...
Plot: manipulation, satire, orphan, life turned upside down, couples, power relations, high society, social climbing, strong female presence, romance, society, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Woman of Substance (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but ...
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, family relations, world war one, ambition, pregnancy, working class, inheritance, master and servant, store, power relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, clever, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, aristocracy, class differences, social differences, small town, family relations, love and romance, high society, society, social relations, family life, maid ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, europe
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38%
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Middlemarch (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
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: touching, stylized, emotional, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, reform, inheritance, politics, doctor, priest, social differences, intrigue, couples, family relations, power relations, revolution ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pride and Prejudice (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 265 min.
TV show
Story: Mrs. Bennet is determined to find husbands for her five daughters. The arrival of a new wealthy neighbor seems like the answer to her predicament. But while eldest daughter Jane catches Mr. Bingley's eye, middle child Mary has her nose stuck in ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, stylized, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, countryside, wooing, family relations, society, unlikely couple, romance, love and romance, parents and children, siblings relations, rich and poor, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
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, realistic, biting, witty, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, intrigue, society, rich and poor, rise to the top, fall in love, life is a bitch, power relations, prejudice, greed, social differences, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: english countryside, village life, friendship, hopes, society, family business, social relations, father son relationship, love and romance, village, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Feast of All Saints (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libre, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, social differences, human spirit, injustice, family relations, discrimination, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society, sexual content ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mansfield Park (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Mansfield Park, poverty-stricken Fanny Price is sent away to live with her wealthy uncle and aunt at Mansfield Park. As she struggles to adapt to her new lifestyle she begins to attract the attentions of suitors, learning about the sexual ...
Style: realistic, stylized, witty, romantic, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, estate, couple relations, couples, social differences, fall in love, society, love and romance, unfulfilled love, romance, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
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100%
The Glass Virgin (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: wedding, working class, coming of age, youth, couples, self discovery, family relations, society, prostitute, romance, friendship, family life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Mansfield Park (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 261 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series based on the novel by Jane Austen. Mansfield Park is the magnificient country residence of Sir Thomas Bertram and his family. It is here that their poor relation Fanny Price is brought up. Never allowed to forget her good fortune, Fanny ...
Style: serious, witty, realistic
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, estate, wooing, love triangle, couples, family relations, romance, cousin cousin relationship, sister sister relationship, adultery, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: master and servant, love affair, social differences, infidelity, cheating on husband, society, obsession, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
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: touching, gothic, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: rich and poor, love affair, couple relations, estate, unlikely couple, fall in love, love and romance, social differences, looking for love, romance, love story, family secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Bridgerton (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
Style: sexy, captivating, romantic, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, sex scene, society, love story, aristocracy, love and romance, family, black man white woman relationship, eligible bachelor, wooing, marriage, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, london
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100%
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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: emotional, atmospheric, gothic, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: french, society, youth, couples, fall in love, estate, love and romance, master and servant, mystery, romance, shyness, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
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30%
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The Tide of Life (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Tide of Life follows the fortunes of young housekeeper, Emily Kennedy, as she learns about relationships with three very different men. Forced from home of her first employer, Sep McGilby after his plans to marry her come to tragic end, Emily finds ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: love and romance, gender, life is a bitch, romance, tragic hero, society, boss and employee, couple relations, innocence lost, family relations, power relations, farm ...
Time: edwardian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sense and Sensibility (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
Style: feel good, sincere, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, strong female presence, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, village, village life, love affair, siblings relations, social relations, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Pride and Prejudice (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Pride and Prejudice is a 1967 BBC television serial, based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, originally published in 1813. This production marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. It was directed by Joan Craft and ...
Style: clever, realistic, witty, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wooing, society, family relations, looking for love, rich and poor, eligible bachelor, social differences, romance, love and romance, siblings relations, countryside, verbal byplay ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain
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30%
The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 274 min.
TV show
Story: Follow Sugar into the underbelly of Victorian London seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, victorian england, social climbing, love affair, rich and poor, mistress, social differences, couple relations, society, diary, couples, power relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
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Jane Eyre (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 239 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, proposal, fall in love, couple relations, society, dark hero, social differences, blind character ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Line of Beauty (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Nick Guest comes to London to live with his college friend's family, the Feddens. A short stay becomes permanent, and Nick positions himself in the family's plentiful lives of parties and politics during the Thatcher years. Over the course ...
Style: saga, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, homosexual, gays and lesbians, self discovery, lifestyle, couples, infidelity, love affair, coming out, family life, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Under the Greenwood Tree (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in a rustic English village in the mid 19th century, Under The Greenwood Tree tells the story of a poor young man who falls for a middle-class schoolteacher and attempts to win her over.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: village life, social differences, forbidden love, wooing, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfilled love, looking for love, couples, social relations, society, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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