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Vanity Fair (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and resolves to conquer English society by any means possible. A mere ascension into the heights of society is simply not enough. So Becky finds a patron in the powerful Marquess of Steyne whose whims enable Becky to realise her dreams. But is the ultimate cost too high for her?
Style: witty, serious, captivating, realistic, biting, satirical, colourful, light, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, ambition, aristocrat, rise to the top, romance, lover, british empire, society, blind ambition, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, life turned upside down, couples, power relations, disorder, chorus girl, social climbing, vengeance, social class, puppet show, garden party, peacock, vanity, social climber ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1810s, 1830s, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, bombay india, brussels belgium, germany, britain, london ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and emotional films with plots about society, couples, social differences, love and romance, couple relations, power relations and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Vanity Fair: Pride & Prejudice (2005), The Way We Live Now (2001), Jane Eyre (2011), Downton Abbey (2010), Great Expectations (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: witty, captivating, touching, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, fall in love, society, aristocracy, pride and honor, looking for love, romance ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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83%
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 era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 72K
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, rich and poor, love and romance, family secret, master and servant, estate, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, society, young woman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.7
 135K
Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
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, stylized, realistic, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, master and servant, aristocracy, family relations, family life, parents and children, love and romance, social differences, countryside, high society, inheritance, manners ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 1K
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 ⇓
45%
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, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, orphan, rise to the top, romance, social differences, haunted by the past, coming of age, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, society, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 45
Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: manipulation, blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, life turned upside down, ambition, society, couples, power relations, manipulations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 5K
Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Belgium, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Edwardian England. A precocious girl from a poor background with aspirations to being a novelist finds herself swept to fame and fortune when her tasteless romances hit the best seller lists. Her life changes in unexpected ways when she encounters ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, illness, suicide, aristocrat, estate, party, sex, artist, writer's life, alcohol, love, rise and fall ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, rich and poor, power relations, couple relations, forbidden love, betrayal, death, romance, social differences, fall in love, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: looking for love, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, soldier, housekeeper, romance, wooing, dishonesty, society, couples, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Black Velvet Gown (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a black velvet gown, and even educates her children. But ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: servant, housekeeper, master and servant, nanny, single parent, idealism, social differences, fighting the system, family life, society, family relations, starting over ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, victorian era, 1830s
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, girl, friendship, money, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mansfield Park (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 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: stylized, semi serious, realistic, witty, gloomy ...
Plot: estate, love triangle, couple relations, social differences, romance, love and romance, society, infidelity, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: captivating, serious, biting, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, social climbing, mental illness, rise and fall, social differences, social decay, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 2K
Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, classic literature, witty, atmospheric
Plot: social differences, ambition, rise to the top, social climbing, life philosophy, rich and poor, society, dysfunctional family, british, greed, seduction, life turned upside down ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: This powerful adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel spins a story of passion and destruction set in the nineteenth century. The proud, flighty and bewitching Bathsheba Everdene finds herself entangled into the passions of three men and her ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 8K
Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, aunt, gentleman, estate, orphan, romance, realism, love affair, school, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
 6.4
 1K
Miss Julie (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A footman seduces a count's daughter. Adaptation of August Strindberg's famous play.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: master and servant, social differences, seduction, love and romance, romance, society, couples, power relations, betrayal, couple relations, suicide attempt, class differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 19K
Mansfield Park (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fun and sexy comedy tells a timelessly entertaining story where wealthy, secret passions and mischievous women put love to the test.. When a spirited young woman, Fanny Price, is sent away to live on the great country estate of her rich ...
Style: witty, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country estate, slavery, estate, love triangle, fall in love, rich and poor, social differences, gender, love and romance, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
Story: Elizabeth Gaskell's enchanting tale of romance, scandal, and intrigue in a gossipy English town comes to Masterpiece Theatre in a lavish four-part production of Wives and Daughters, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies.Davies, who ...
Style: clever, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, love and romance, love triangle, parents and children, small town, family relations, couple relations, fall in love, prejudice, marriage, death, estate ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england, europe, africa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
25%
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional
Plot: boarding school, school, dedicated educator, teachers and students, boarding school life, society, youth, power relations, tragic hero, idealism, friendship, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Woodlanders (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she can find a better husband than her childhood sweetheart, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, school, looking for love, love affair, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 2K
Katie Tippel (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the late 19th century, a young woman moves to Amsterdam with her family and tries to make a living. Preyed upon by various men, she nonetheless rises in society.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, strong sexual content, rise to the top, rich and poor, society, parents and children, sexual relations, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
24%
The Black Candle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: factory, murder, abusive husband, sibling rivalry, sculptor, mistress, false accusation, social differences, tragic love, mobile phone, romance, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: talky, bleak, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: prison, writer's life, couple relations, life is a bitch, society, politics, dealing with death, journalism, survival, couples, poetry, hotel ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
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Love & Rage (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Isle Of Man, Ireland, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Daniel Craig stars as the notorious chancer in this interpretation of the affair between James Lynchehaun (who inspired Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World) and the ‘yellow woman’.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, biting
Plot: obsession, mysterious character, disguise, dangerous attraction, romance, island, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, social differences, tragic love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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