Movies and TV shows like Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey (2010)
 8.7
 197K
Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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, love and romance, traditional versus modern, manners, family life, family relations, butler, social differences, aristocrat, high society, servant, heir, relatives, parents and children, staff, inheritance, couple relations, maid, upscale, family disapproval, loss of family member, snobbism ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 20s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe

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, class differences, couples and power relations mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Downton Abbey: Pride and Prejudice (1995), Poldark (2015), Upstairs Downstairs (2010), North & South (2004), Lark Rise to Candleford (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: opposites attract, romance, aristocracy, countryside, fall in love, love and romance, prejudice, rich and poor, couple relations, british, looking for love, unlikely couple ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 8.3
 31K
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: family saga, captivating, realistic, saga, serious
Plot: countryside, estate, love and romance, family relations, society, love affair, master and servant, romance, rich and poor, social differences, poverty, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: high society, master and servant, butler, rich and poor, millionaire, family values, marriage, lifestyle, family relations, racial issues, couples, housewife ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 32K
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, prejudice, rich and poor, romance, unlikely couple, love affair, young woman, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: english countryside, village life, friendship, hopes, society, family business, social relations, father son relationship, love and romance, village, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 8.3
 10K
Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, clever, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, aristocracy, class differences, social differences, small town, family relations, love and romance, high society, society, social relations, family life, maid ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 73K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, royal court, love triangle, queen, king, royal family, intrigue, aristocracy, throne, betrayal, power struggle, heir ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 12K
The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: workplace situations, high society, fashion, love and romance, flirting, rise to the top, love affair, eligible bachelor, ambition, workplace, nouveau riche, new job ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 16K
Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, high society, visionary, ambitious, success, materialism, lifestyle, workplace, ambition, boss, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, unlikely couple, love and romance, prejudice, romance, aristocracy, love, fall in love, countryside, social differences, couple relations, initially antagonists ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1790s, 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, britain, europe, united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, captivating, saga, epic ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, couples, family problems, family relations, power relations, unfulfillment, romance, intrigue, unfulfilled love, siblings relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, parents and children, victorian england, rich and poor, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1920s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, master servant relationship, domestic servant, rich and poor, master and servant, lifestyle, couples, family life, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 52K
Downton Abbey (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the ...
Style: family saga, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: estate, aristocracy, servant, class differences, butler, british royal family, husband wife relationship, aristocrat, intrigue, family relations, lie, domestic servant ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, yorkshire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 17K
Emma (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: aristocracy, looking for love, love and romance, romance, fall in love, opposites attract, friendship, love triangle, marriage, female protagonist, matchmaking, lovers ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 30K
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: slavery, interracial relations, aristocracy, social differences, love and romance, racism, white male black female relationship, society, victorian england, high society, forbidden love, class differences ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london, africa, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: sincere, sweet, witty, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: english countryside, sister sister relationship, romanticism, rich man poor woman, society, romance, love triangle, rich and poor, love and romance, wooing, love, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 117K
Bridgerton (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
Style: sexy, captivating, romantic, light, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, sex scene, society, love story, aristocracy, love and romance, family, black man white woman relationship, eligible bachelor, wooing, marriage, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 10K
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, lovers, couple relations, conservative, marriage, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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, fashion designer, family relations, society, workplace situations, workplace, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 86K
Gosford Park (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 137 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: stylized, suspense, captivating, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: butler, estate, murder, country estate, master and servant, high society, who done it, society, servant, police investigation, hunting, murder investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1932
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 32K
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, stylized, realistic, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: english countryside, wealthy family, estate, inheritance, sister sister relationship, infidelity, love triangle, seduction, class differences, dysfunctional family, romance, character study ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 90s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 6K
Belgravia (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A tale of secrets and scandals set in 1840s London. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, romantic, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: aristocracy, high society, estate, family secret, life, merchant, family life, aristocrat, family, conflict, society, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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: stylized, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, family relations, world war one, ambition, pregnancy, working class, inheritance, master and servant, store, power relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 3K
Jane Eyre (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
Story: After living a miserable life with her aunt, orphaned Jane Eyre is sent to Lowood, a residential school for children of limited means. Jane takes the advice of her friend and over many years takes her studies seriously, eventually advertising for a ...
Style: serious, stylized, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, estate, governess, orphan, rich and poor, proposal, fall in love, couple relations, society, dark hero, social differences, blind character ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Buccaneers (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 212 min.
TV show
Story: Four American girls go to England to find husbands.
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, clever, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, card playing, abortion, inheritance, love and romance, looking for love, proposal, family relations, couples, eligible bachelor, pianist, social climbing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: innocence, life is a bitch, poverty, master and servant, couples, village life, family relations, love and romance, dishonesty, society, pregnancy, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: stylized, sincere, touching, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nurse, midwife, childbirth, nun, doctor, family life, family relations, friends, nursing, pregnancy, home birth ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, estate, high society, empire fashion, family relations, couples, mystery, investigation, crimes, who done it, murder, duty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 10K
Grand Hotel (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, heartbreaking
Plot: love and romance, hotel, investigation, intrigue, crimes, master and servant, high society, love affair, maid, society, heir, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%