Movies and TV shows like Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey (2010)
 8.7
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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, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, countryside, manners, love and romance, butler, family life, high society, social differences, family relations, traditional versus modern, servant, parents and children, inheritance, couple relations, relatives, aristocrat, staff, family disapproval, loss of family member, snobbism, maid, matchmaking, social climbing ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire

Most similar movies to Downton Abbey

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, stylized, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, family relations, love and romance, social differences, couples, power relations and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Downton Abbey: Pride and Prejudice (1995), Poldark (2015), Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), Upstairs Downstairs (2010), Pride & Prejudice (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 327 min.
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: stylized, romantic, witty, clever, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, jane austen, love and romance, romance, fall in love, looking for love, prejudice, aristocracy, unlikely couple, couple relations, wooing, social differences ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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100%
 8.3
 24K
Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, realistic, family saga, serious, saga
Plot: countryside, estate, love and romance, family relations, rich and poor, society, master and servant, social differences, love affair, couple relations, poverty, english countryside ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1790s
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: english countryside, village life, friendship, society, hopes, family business, social relations, father son relationship, love and romance, village, class differences, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Upstairs Downstairs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, millionaire, family values, family relations, marriage, lifestyle, couples, rich and poor, housewife, class differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, romantic, dramatic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, jane austen, couple relations, prejudice, unlikely couple, aristocracy, social differences, happy ending, opposites attract, wooing, countryside ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s, georgian era
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.6
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North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
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: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, social differences, couple relations, initially antagonists, fall in love, prejudice, rich and poor, love affair, pride and honor, romance, unlikely couple, young woman ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.7
 14K
Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, visionary, high society, lifestyle, ambitious, business venture, ambition, workplace, success, marriage, workplace situations ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, saga, epic ...
Plot: love affair, love and romance, rich and poor, couple relations, romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 8K
Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
Story: In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Style: sincere, clever, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, small town life, social differences, small town, love and romance, family relations, eligible bachelor, class differences, high society, social relations, family life, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 10K
The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, fashion, love affair, rise to the top, high society, workplace situations, power relations, workplace, traditional versus modern, loss of family member, shopping, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
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, stylized, touching, serious, saga ...
Plot: high society, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, society, love affair, wealthy family, rich and poor, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1920s, 20s, victorian ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 66K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: queen, king, royal court, historical character, royal family, intrigue, love triangle, throne, couple relations, betrayal, siblings relations, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, master and servant, rich and poor, couples, lifestyle, couple relations, love and romance, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 27K
Belle (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet ...
Style: captivating, emotional, stylized, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, slavery, aristocracy, love and romance, social differences, forbidden love, society, high society, racism, estate, acceptance, period piece ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london, caribbean, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
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, village life, life is a bitch, innocence, family relations, master and servant, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, deception, pregnancy, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 9K
Grand Hotel (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Grand Hotel is a Spanish drama television series directed by Carlos Sedes and starring Yon Gonzalez and Amaia Salamanca. It first aired on Antena 3 in Spain on 11 October 2011 and on Sky Arts 1 in the UK on 18 November 2012. The series, filmed at ...
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, serious, heartbreaking
Plot: love and romance, intrigue, hotel, investigation, master and servant, high society, maid, social differences, society, crimes, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 9K
Parade's End (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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: world war one, high society, love triangle, loveless marriage, crumbling marriage, unfaithful wife, couple relations, lovers, romance, marriage, estate, conservative ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home. The unannounced arrival of Elizabeths wayward sister Lydia, however, brings an abrupt and shocking halt ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder mystery, jane austen, estate, high society, empire fashion, family relations, couples, mystery, crimes, investigation, who done it, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: fashion, family relations, society, workplace situations, workplace, fashion designer, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, notoriety, rise to the top, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Woman of Substance (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 490 min.
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: emotional, captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, family relations, ambition, pregnancy, working class, store, female protagonist, inheritance, master and servant, couples, family problems, vengeance ...
Time: 1920s, 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Buccaneers (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 212 min.
Story: Four American girls go to England to find husbands.
Style: clever, stylized, realistic, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, abortion, inheritance, looking for love, love and romance, manners, culture clash, cards, society, countryside, pianist, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 15K
Emma (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriet Smith. Emma is desperate for ...
Style: feel good, witty, colourful, captivating, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: jane austen, love and romance, looking for love, aristocracy, fall in love, opposites attract, matchmaking, couples, friendship, romance, love, female protagonist ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1800s, 18th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
Style: touching, sincere, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, midwife, nurse, childbirth, child birth, family relations, friends, family life, nursing, pregnancy, doctor ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1961 ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.4
 906
Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: saga, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: estate, countryside, couple relations, unfulfillment, siblings relations, love and romance, master and servant, romance, unfulfilled love, homecoming, mine, society ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1700s
Place: england, europe, cornwall, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, couple relations, love affair, social climbing, rich and poor, mental illness, social differences, mistress, power relations, couples, diary, high society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 7.4
 28K
Howards End (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: emotional, realistic, stylized, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: estate, wealthy family, seduction, english countryside, inheritance, sister sister relationship, infidelity, love triangle, class differences, dysfunctional family, family drama, romance ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 90s, 1900s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sense & Sensibility (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
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, sincere, sweet, witty, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sister sister relationship, jane austen, love and romance, love triangle, society, romance, rich and poor, wooing, love, love affair, english countryside, duel ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 8K
Bleak House (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 510 min.
Story: A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.
Style: captivating, serious, bleak, mysterious, realistic
Plot: estate, secret, intrigue, investigation, orphan, uncover truth, social differences, inheritance, haunted by the past, lawyer, murder, charles dickens ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pride and Prejudice (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 265 min.
Story: Mrs. Bennet is determined to find husbands for her five daughters. The arrival of a new wealthy neighbor seems like the answer to her predicament. But while eldest daughter Jane catches Mr. Bingley's eye, middle child Mary has her nose stuck in ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, clever, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wooing, family relations, countryside, opposites attract, jane austen, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, rich and poor, unlikely couple, parents and children, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 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: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, manipulation, satire, power relations, social climbing, life turned upside down, high society, couples, dishonesty, society, social differences, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%