Movies like Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair (2004)
 6.2
 19K
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, witty, captivating, biting, satirical, colourful, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, ambition, aristocrat, rise to the top, social climbing, couple relations, rich and poor, blind ambition, romance, british empire, society, life turned upside down, power relations, lover, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, love story, social differences, couples, disorder, chorus girl, vengeance, love, dog ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1830s, 1810s, 1820s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, germany, britain, bombay india, brussels belgium, london ...

Most similar movies to Vanity Fair

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and talky films with plots about society, love and romance, couples, social differences, couple relations, romance and power relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Vanity Fair: Pride & Prejudice (2005), Jane Eyre (2011), The Way We Live Now (2001), Downton Abbey (2010), The Painted Veil (2006). 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: witty, romantic, captivating, classic literature, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, aristocracy, fall in love, pride and honor, society, eligible bachelor, couples ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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86%
 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: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, romance, manipulations, rise to the top, life turned upside down, dishonesty, couples, rich and poor, love and romance, high society, social differences, feminism ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 74K
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: love and romance, social differences, rich and poor, family secret, estate, master and servant, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, couple relations, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: witty, serious, biting, realistic
Plot: society, intrigue, lifestyle, rich and poor, power relations, prejudice, couples, fall in love, love and romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.7
 140K
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, tragicomedy, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, master and servant, aristocracy, love and romance, family relations, family life, high society, countryside, manners, parents and children, inheritance, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ 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: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, infidelity, loveless marriage, crumbling marriage, marriage, doctor, redemption, couples, epidemic, unfulfillment, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, shanghai china, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, power relations, rich and poor, couple relations, romance, betrayal, death, rise to the top, love and romance, social climbing, heir heiress ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 46
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: manipulation, life turned upside down, love and romance, blind ambition, social differences, society, couples, wooing, dishonesty, power relations, rise to the top, manipulations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 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, witty, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, writer's life, estate, social differences, rise to the top, ambition, unfulfillment, family relations, couple relations, love, rise and fall, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, orphan, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, rise to the top, romance, destiny, coming of age, generosity, society, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, scenic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: couple relations, looking for love, love and romance, love affair, romance, couples, society, dishonesty, obsession, pursuit, secret, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, witty, realistic, romantic, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, estate, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, society, social differences, unfulfilled love, romance, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: classic literature, touching, romantic, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, love triangle, romance, rich and poor, inheritance, happy ending, jane austen, love and romance, family relations, eligible bachelor, society, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1800s, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 13K
Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, classic literature, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, navy, love triangle, love affair, poetry, captain, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, rich and poor, romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: estate, orphan, aunt, gentleman, couple relations, romance, love triangle, society, rich and poor, family relations, boarding school life, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 2K
Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, classic literature, atmospheric, witty
Plot: social differences, rise to the top, ambition, social climbing, rich and poor, life philosophy, society, life turned upside down, seduction, british, greed, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: stylized, serious, sexual, biting, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, rich and poor, couple relations, social climbing, love affair, social decay, reform, couples, mistress, diary, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, sincere, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: betrayal, couples, society, social differences, couple relations, love and romance, romance, master and servant, power relations, seduction, kitchen, kitchen knife ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: friendship, money, romance, couple relations, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, unhappy marriage, impossible love, male female relationship, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, sicily, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, once in a lifetime opportunity, rise to the top, boarding school life, family relations, hopes, criminal heroes, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, unfulfilled love, romance, haunted by the past ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 20K
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, realistic, biting, gloomy, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: slavery, estate, love triangle, country estate, fall in love, couples, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, gender, feminism, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: fall in love, love affair, couples, love and romance, couple relations, society, loss of virginity, egg, infidelity, nanny, murder, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, edinburgh scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 2K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, touching, tense, sincere ...
Plot: working class, sin, unemployment, anti semitism, domestic violence, life is a bitch, family in crisis, love and romance, power relations, family problems, couples, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, seaport, europe, ireland, liverpool ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, clever, serious, emotional ...
Plot: prison, journalism, dealing with death, life is a bitch, couple relations, writer's life, survival, society, couples, politics, poetry, hotel ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: europe, london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: wooing, social differences, society, dishonesty, fall in love, rich and poor, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfilled love, romance, infidelity, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 2K
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: realistic, semi serious, light, talky, clever ...
Plot: revenge, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love, love affair, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, love, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, forbidden love, spinster, heiress, romance, infidelity, power relations, social differences, society, dishonesty, couples, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, geneva switzerland, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, captivating, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, death of husband, mother daughter reunion, shipwreck, evil priest, life is a bitch, hopes, clergy, power relations, self discovery, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, social differences, nanny, starting over, society, family relations, eviction, working class, idealism, family life, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 1830s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 32K
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, clever, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: matchmaking, opposites attract, jane austen, friendship, countryside, estate, fall in love, couples, looking for love, rich and poor, romance, proposal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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