Movies and TV shows like Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey (2010)
 8.7
 135K
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, stylized, realistic, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, master and servant, aristocracy, family relations, family life, parents and children, love and romance, social differences, countryside, high society, inheritance, manners, engaged, heir heiress, society, butler, couple relations, servant, traditional versus modern, eligible bachelor, family disapproval, loss of family member, couples, social climbing, matchmaking ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire

Most similar movies to Downton Abbey

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, love and romance, social differences, couples, family relations, power relations and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Downton Abbey: Pride and Prejudice (1995), Upstairs Downstairs (2010), The Forsyte Saga (2002), The Forsyte Saga (1967), 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: witty, stylized, clever, romantic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, rich and poor, couple relations, wooing, unlikely couple, social differences, pride and honor, prejudice, aristocracy, fall in love, initially antagonists ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: serious, stylized, realistic, touching
Plot: high society, master and servant, social differences, servant, romance, intrigue, scandal, class differences, racial issues, family life, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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: touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, society, love affair, social differences, love and romance, high society, rich and poor, family relations, dysfunctional family, architect, gem ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, family relations, intrigue, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ 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, captivating, touching, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, fall in love, society, aristocracy, pride and honor, looking for love, romance ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 8.7
 26K
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: fall in love, social differences, love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, prejudice, owner, master and servant, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.5
 6K
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: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: intrigue, love and romance, master and servant, heir heiress, high society, investigation, dishonesty, social differences, crimes, society, maid, hotel ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.8
 9K
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, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, workplace situations, love affair, love and romance, workplace, rise to the top, urban, ambition, power relations, shopping, high society, department store ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 19K
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, serious, realistic, family saga
Plot: love and romance, estate, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, family relations, social differences, society, master and servant, poverty, countryside, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: england, mine, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, love and romance, small town, social differences, siblings relations, eligible bachelor, high society, proposal, aristocracy, class differences, society, marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.4
 25K
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: emotional, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, forbidden love, social differences, aristocracy, society, estate, high society, interracial relations, racism, love and romance, heir heiress, hopes ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, caribbean, 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, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, store, inheritance, female protagonist, working class, pregnancy, ambition, rise to the top, security, jealousy, heiress, career woman ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: stylized, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: butler, maid, master and servant, social differences, servant, family life, society, family relations, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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
Plot: fashion, family relations, lifestyle, workplace situations, society, workplace, rise to the top, photographer, siblings relations, ambition, social relations, media sensation ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 71K
Gosford Park (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.
Style: clever, talky, captivating, witty, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, estate, butler, high society, master and servant, social differences, society, police investigation, countryside, who done it, weekend, maid ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.7
 12K
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, visionary, high society, american in the uk, department store, ambition, urban, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, fashion ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 60K
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: serious, captivating, stylized, sexual, realistic
Plot: royal family, betrayal, intrigue, queen, royal court, king, throne, womanizer, love triangle, society, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: clever, sincere, realistic, talky
Plot: poverty, love and romance, life is a bitch, village life, innocence, couples, family relations, society, dishonesty, deception, master and servant, pregnancy ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: village life, coming of age, family business, city country contrast, village, friendship, starting over, hopes, rivalry, society, youth, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Lost in Austen (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennett.
Style: clever, witty, semi serious, humorous, romanticism ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, parallel world, jane austen, eligible bachelor, aristocracy, romance, love and romance, verbal byplay, parents and children, social differences, countryside, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Style: witty, serious, realistic, captivating, biting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, ambition, aristocrat, rise to the top, romance, british empire, lover, society, blind ambition, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1830s, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, britain, bombay india ...
⇓ 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: captivating, serious, biting, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, social climbing, mental illness, rise and fall, social differences, social decay, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 363
Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, family relations, estate, couple relations, countryside, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, fall in love, family life, society, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.5
 836
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: estate, love affair, love triangle, romance, social differences, countryside, love and romance, society, power relations, master and servant, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: england, europe, mine, britain, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Wuthering Heights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, classic literature ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, unfulfilled love, estate, social differences, obsession, family relations, society, destructive relationship, love triangle, couples, forbidden love, punishment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Buccaneers (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 212 min.
Story: Four American girls go to England to find husbands.
Style: stylized, talky, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, looking for love, inheritance, abortion, couple relations, verbal byplay, social differences, romance, countryside, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 814
Mansfield Park (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 261 min.
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: witty, serious, realistic
Plot: estate, social differences, love and romance, rich and poor, wooing, love triangle, romance, society, couples, family relations, snobbism, hypocrisy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 8K
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, clever, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, high society, love and romance, loveless marriage, war, estate, romance, society, countryside, couples, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Tipping the Velvet (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Set in the 1890s, Tipping the Velvet tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, fall in love, performer's life, lesbian interest, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, cross dressing, couple relations, love affair, gender ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.9
 2K
Emmerdale (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The lives of several families in the Yorkshire Dales revolve around a farm and the nearby village. With murders, affairs, lies, deceit, laughter and tears, it's all there in the village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: village, farm, family relations, social relations, family problems, family, dialogue, parents and children, honest, friendship, lifestyle, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%