Movies like Vanity Fair 2004

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Vanity Fair (2004)
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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: serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional, stylized, witty, captivating, suspense, biting, satirical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocrat, high society, social climbing, ambition, rise to the top, rich and poor, blind ambition, couple relations, romance, society, life turned upside down, power relations, lovers, british empire, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, love story, couples, social differences, disorder, chorus girl, vengeance, love, dog ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s, 1810s, 18th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, london, germany, britain, bombay india, brussels ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and sexy films with plots about society, love and romance, social differences, romance, couples, couple relations and betrayal mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Vanity Fair: Pride & Prejudice (2005), Great Expectations (1999), Jane Eyre (2011), The Way We Live Now (2001), Angel (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: romantic, dramatic, witty, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, unlikely couple, love and romance, prejudice, romance, aristocracy, love, fall in love, countryside, social differences, couple relations, initially antagonists ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1790s, 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, britain, europe, united kingdom, london
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100%
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, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, romance, society, rise to the top, power relations, generosity, hopes, rags to riches, orphan, couples, destiny ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 2K
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 ⇓
100%
 7.3
 87K
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, gothic, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, unlikely couple, fall in love, power of love, master and servant, romance, rich and poor, estate, young woman, love and romance, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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 ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 134 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: talky, realistic, serious, clever, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, adultery, writer's life, estate, social differences, ambition, rise to the top, couple relations, unfulfillment, love, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, year 1914
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 5K
Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, witty
Plot: british, social differences, ambition, female protagonist, rise to the top, life philosophy, society, social climbing, dysfunctional family, unrequited love, napoleonic wars, life turned upside down ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: romantic, sincere, feel good, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: happy ending, romance, love affair, love triangle, countryside, village life, rich and poor, love, eligible bachelor, inheritance, fall in love, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, couple relations, romance, fall in love, infidelity, money, family relations, unhappy marriage, impossible love, male female relationship, art ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, sicily, london, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Moll Flanders (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, death of husband, evil priest, shipwreck, mother daughter reunion, power relations, love and romance, orphan, clergy, intrigue, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Painted Veil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Style: touching, scenic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: loveless marriage, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, cheating wife, marriage, adultery, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, doctor, couples, cholera ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, shanghai, london, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 61
Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, life turned upside down, couples, power relations, dishonesty, blind ambition, love and romance, romance, rise to the top, society, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 10K
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: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, power relations, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, love affair, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: emotional, romantic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: victorian england, looking for love, romance, couples, love and romance, love affair, countryside, couple relations, english countryside, unrequited love, dishonesty, housekeeper ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Making of a Lady (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,
Style: stylized, clever, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, class differences, society, female protagonist, high society, deception, social problems, relationship problems, rich and poor, life is a bitch ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: touching, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: high society, countess, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, aristocracy, lawyer, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: new york, usa, boston, washington d.c., paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Washington Square (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only ...
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, family relations, forbidden love, romance, spinster, couple relations, love and romance, heiress, power relations, couples, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, minnesota, geneva switzerland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Great Expectations (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: rich and poor, generosity, family relations, power relations, once in a lifetime opportunity, humble, boarding school life, teaching the ways of the world, haunted by the past, social differences, obsession, destiny ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, biting, realistic, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: country estate, estate, slavery, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, society, social differences, rich and poor, gender, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Black Velvet Gown (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
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, starting over, single parent, society, love and romance, eviction, power relations, family relations, working class, idealism, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 39K
Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own ...
Style: witty, captivating, romantic, affectionate, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, opposites attract, fall in love, estate, english countryside, looking for love, male female friendship, love and romance, friendship, social differences, couples, male female relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, unfulfilled love, love and romance, redemption, social differences, hopes, rise to the top, haunted by the past, benefactor, humble, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.2
 4K
Firelight (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: governess, love affair, fall in love, family relations, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, couples, estate, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, british ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 90s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 3K
Cousin Bette (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, talky, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, revenge, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, love, power relations, master and servant, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Great Expectations (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, artist, destiny, romance, fall in love, inheritance, painting, stranger, understanding, social differences, convict, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 80s, 19th century ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, society, young heroes, life is a bitch, rich and poor, adulthood, child as adult, survival, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 19K
Bel Ami (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Georges Duroy travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world ...
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, serious, sexy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, manipulation, ambition, infidelity, rise to the top, adultery, rich and poor, strong sexual content, dishonesty, society, journalist, male objectification ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, biting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, distopia, couples, dealing with death, journalism, writer's life, society, politics, life is a bitch, survival, couple relations, poetry ...
Time: 20th century, future
Place: europe, london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 17K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%