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The Way We Live Now (2001)
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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 Stafford-Clark. David Suchet starred as Auguste Melmotte, with Shirley Henderson as his daughter Marie, Matthew Macfadyen as Sir Felix Carbury, Cillian Murphy as Paul Montague and Miranda Otto as Mrs Hurtle.
Style: serious, realistic, biting, witty, captivating, suspense
Plot: intrigue, lifestyle, society, rich and poor, rise to the top, fall in love, life is a bitch, power relations, prejudice, greed, social differences, betrayal, ambition, social decay, social climbing, period piece, couple relations, love and romance, couples, romance, performer's life, working class, warning, infidelity, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: europe, england, london

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Most similar movies to The Way We Live Now

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about society, love and romance, couples, social differences, romance, power relations and rich and poor mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Way We Live Now: The Forsyte Saga (2002), Sense and Sensibility (2008), North & South (2004), Daniel Deronda (2002), Jane Eyre (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, stylized, family saga ...
Plot: high society, family relations, love affair, society, love and romance, couple relations, forbidden love, period piece, rich and poor, unfulfilled love, adultery, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1920s, victorian ...
Place: england, europe
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100%
Sense and Sensibility (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: This is the acclaimed 2008 BBC adaptation of the famous Jane Austen novel. While it originally aired as a 3-part miniseries, this home video release includes a single uninterrupted version of the entire film.
Style: romanticism, sweet, sincere, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, sister sister relationship, english countryside, society, romance, rich man poor woman, wooing, love triangle, rich and poor, love and romance, love, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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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, rich and poor, prejudice, unlikely couple, love affair, young woman, romance, pride and honor ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: aristocracy, drowning, love triangle, social differences, love affair, ambition, betrayal, society, rise to the top, romance, unlikely couple, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s
Place: england, europe, italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, date night, chick flick
Plot: rich and poor, love affair, couple relations, unlikely couple, fall in love, estate, love and romance, looking for love, social differences, romance, family secret, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family relations, society, infidelity, fall in love, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, atlanta ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sense and Sensibility (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, love, grief, love affair, family life, rich and poor, village life, wooing, siblings relations, unlikely couple, society, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
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100%
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 327 min.
TV show
Story: Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.
Style: romantic, stylized, witty, clever, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: jane austen, opposites attract, aristocracy, romance, love and romance, fall in love, countryside, prejudice, rich and poor, looking for love, british, couple relations ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, victorian era, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Far Pavilions (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Story of forbidden love in 1800's India set against the revolution for India's freedom from England.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, society, romance, love triangle, racism, interracial relations, culture clash, social differences, fall in love, tragic love, royal family, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: india, europe, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fingersmith (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of two young women collide in Victorian England when a trio of 'fingersmiths' (pick-pockets) concoct an elaborate scam to defraud a young heiress of her inheritance. The story alternates between the twisting back alleyways of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lgbt, lesbian relationship, cons and scams, fall in love, thief, betrayal, deception, psychiatric ward, marriage of convenience, inheritance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Europeans (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Henry James' novel with the same title. It's the fall of 1850, a few miles outside Boston. The household of the dour Mr. Wentworth receives two unannounced visitors from Europe, Eugenia and Felix, the daughter and son of his half ...
Style: stylized, realistic, semi serious, biting, suspense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, culture clash, dysfunctional family, marriage, baroness, couple relations, family problems, couples, power relations, master and servant, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new england, usa, europe, france, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocrat, high society, social climbing, ambition, rise to the top, blind ambition, rich and poor, couple relations, romance, society, life turned upside down, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1820s, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, london, brussels, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: charles dickens, inheritance, betrayal, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, dishonesty, love and romance, social differences, love affair, power relations, victorian england ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, serious, witty, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: manipulation, satire, orphan, power relations, life turned upside down, social differences, couple relations, rich and poor, strong female presence, social climbing, high society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, jane austen, romance, prejudice, love and romance, unlikely couple, social differences, countryside, happy ending, aristocracy, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 1790s, 19th century, 18th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, united kingdom, 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, realistic, captivating, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, social climbing, rich and poor, mistress, social differences, couple relations, couples, diary, power relations, high society, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
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21%
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: gloomy, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: innocence lost, farming, society, intrigue, rich and poor, infidelity, social differences, fall in love, love affair, tragic love, village life, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, ambition, manipulations, romance, rich and poor, social differences, rise to the top, society, dishonesty, blind ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: family saga, stylized, touching, epic, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, unfulfilled love, parents and children, romance, intrigue, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: romance, new beginning, troubled marriage, domestic violence, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, alcohol abuse, looking for love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: yorkshire
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38%
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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: rich and poor, wooing, love and romance, estate, love triangle, romance, couples, family relations, jane austen, cousin cousin relationship, adultery, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: victorian england, couples, power relations, love affair, social differences, couple relations, dishonesty, society, romance, love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, witty, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: society, family relations, wooing, siblings relations, unlikely couple, verbal byplay, eligible bachelor, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: poverty, life is a bitch, innocence, village life, family relations, master and servant, dishonesty, couples, society, love and romance, nobility, pregnancy ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Teresa (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Teresa Chavez is a young woman with an obsession for money and ambition. Despite her beauty and the fact that she was raised in the bosom of a loving family, she is resentful; her one desire is to leave her humble but poor neighbourhood.
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, ambition, blind ambition, society, breakup, greed, family relations, latinos, strong female presence, shallowness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Fanny Hill (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits her as charmingly fresh enough to wait, ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, romantic, suspense ...
Plot: prostitute, true love, love affair, life is a bitch, sexual content, love and romance, society, social differences, rich and poor, fall in love, maid, sexism ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
34%
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Gabriela (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: Naïve and provocative Gabriela is a raggedy migrant worker who arrives in town to mesmerize all with her playful and simple, yet raw sensuality. Set in 1925, the story unravels in Ilhéus, a quiet northeastern coastal city thriving with cocoa crops ...
Style: humorous, captivating, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, couple relations, romance, intrigue, fall in love, society, social differences, couples, love and romance, rivalry, rich and poor, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
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34%
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: emotional, touching, saga, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, homosexual, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, self discovery, family life, coming out, love affair, infidelity, couples, society, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%