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The Wingless Bird (1997)
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The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a good boy from a family of dockside toughs. Is she strong enough to break them again when Charles Farrier, a gentleman, courts her over his parents' opposition? Agnes faces an added dilemma when she finds her heart divided between Charles and his soldier brother Reginald.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, romance, family relations, love triangle, betrayal, love and romance, ambition, love affair, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, working class, master and servant, power relations, love, candy, class differences, period piece
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1914
Place: england, northern england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, love and romance, power relations, family relations, social differences, couples and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Wingless Bird: North & South (2004), Parade's End (2012), The Village (2013), Upstairs Downstairs (2010), Upstairs, Downstairs (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, love and romance, social differences, couple relations, fall in love, prejudice, rich and poor, unlikely couple, romance, love affair, young woman, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, london
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Parade's End (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 287 min.
TV show
Story: In the years before the First World War, three Britons are drawn into fraught and ultimately tragic relations: Anglican Christopher Tietjens, second son of the lord of the manor of Groby, Yorkshire, who is a disconsolate, Tory statistician in ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, world war one, high society, romance, crumbling marriage, adultery, loveless marriage, cheating wife, lovers, couple relations, conservative, marriage ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, childbirth, village, family, countryside, villager, village people, small village ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
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Upstairs Downstairs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1936, the show takes viewers, old and new, back to the lavish world of Belgravia, London. A new set of occupants reside at 165 Eaton Place and viewers see how external and internal influences of the tumultuous pre-war period shape and mould ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, stylized
Plot: master and servant, high society, butler, rich and poor, millionaire, family values, marriage, lifestyle, family relations, racial issues, couples, housewife ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, domestic servant, master and servant, lifestyle, rich and poor, couples, love and romance, society, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
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Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, witty
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, social differences, eccentric family, romance, master and servant, society, unlikely couple, wooing, infidelity, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
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The Moth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: This 1940s drama presents a story of class conflict and its influence on romance. Robert Bradley leaves the shipyards to work in his uncle's furniture business but soon finds himself at odds with the old man. So he becomes a servant for the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, fatherhood, shipyard, society, romance, love and romance, master and servant, power relations, family relations, couples, estate, love affair ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
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Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: In the early 1900s in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, love and romance, society, family relations, uneducated, estate, manners, couples, fall in love, social differences, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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35%
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The Cinder Path (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
TV show
Story: Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, couples, battles, farm, social differences, siblings relations, redemption, love triangle, murder, infidelity, battle zone, wartime life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england
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34%
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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: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
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
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33%
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Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, post war, youth, society, life is a bitch, family problems, working class, parents and children, sister sister relationship, bittersweet, poverty, slum ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, england
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100%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, social differences, rich and poor, couple relations, power relations, social relations, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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31%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, ambition, pregnancy, store, working class, world war one, family relations, inheritance, master and servant, unfulfillment, rise to the top, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, yorkshire
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31%
To Serve Them All My Days (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
TV show
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, touching, talky
Plot: boarding school, rich and poor, college, human spirit, social differences, working class, fish out of water, teachers and students, college life, wartime life, school, idealism ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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31%
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: captivating, touching, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, human spirit, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, society, hopes, small town, social relations, strong female presence, high school, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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Behaving Badly (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behaving Badly is a 1989 British television serial directed by David Tucker. The teleplay by Catherine Heath and Moira Williams is based on Heath's novel of the same name. It was initially broadcast by Channel 4. The series was released on DVD ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, power relations, family relations, couples, family problems, social differences, infidelity, suburbs, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, factory, factory worker, life is a bitch, society, mechanic, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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29%
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Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, tragic hero, breakup, infidelity, tragic love, love and romance, family problems, couples, social differences, dysfunctional family, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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: 19th century, victorian era
Place: yorkshire
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29%
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, bittersweet, society, babies and infants, lifestyle, master and servant, youth, love and romance, high society, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
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29%
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, love and romance, society, unfulfilled love, couple relations, forbidden love, rich and poor, victorian england, adultery, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century, 1920s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, europe
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28%
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: charles dickens, betrayal, inheritance, social differences, love affair, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, dishonesty, power relations, teacher ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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28%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, family relations, single parent, power relations, injustice, orphan, society, bittersweet, boss, friendship, boarding school life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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28%
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Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Period drama series about the brooding rivalry between former soldier Ross Poldark and local industrialist George Warleggan, and the two women in their lives. Based on the books by Winston Graham.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, saga
Plot: estate, countryside, manners, couples, power relations, family relations, mine, society, master and servant, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s
Place: england, europe, cornwall, britain
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28%
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Mrs Biggs (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Charmian Biggs (née Powell), the rebellious product of a strict 1950s upbringing, and her whirlwind romance with Ronald Biggs leading to a descent into crime, most infamously 1963's Great Train Robbery.
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: love and romance, criminal heroes, crimes, family relations, couple relations, love affair, heist, crime and punishment, couples, wanted
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, australia, rio de janeiro
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28%
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: boss and employee, couple relations, innocence lost, love and romance, gender, life is a bitch, romance, tragic hero, society, family relations, power relations, farm ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era, 20th century
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, power relations, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century
Place: england, london
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27%
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, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: master and servant, love affair, cheating on husband, social differences, infidelity, society, obsession, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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27%
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True Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A five-part series of intertwining, semi-improvised love stories exploring the reality of love in the modern world.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, romance, looking for love, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, dishonesty, right and wrong, desire, love and romance, bittersweet, infidelity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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27%
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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: captivating, family saga, realistic, saga, serious
Plot: countryside, estate, family relations, love and romance, love affair, society, master and servant, rich and poor, romance, social differences, poverty, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
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27%