Movies and TV shows like Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey (2010)
 8.7
 140K
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, tragicomedy, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, master and servant, aristocracy, family relations, family life, countryside, high society, manners, parents and children, inheritance, love and romance, social differences, butler, engaged, heir heiress, couple relations, servant, society, traditional versus modern, family disapproval, loss of family member, relatives, eligible bachelor, staff, social climbing ...
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, stylized, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, love and romance, social differences, couples, family relations, power relations and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Downton Abbey: Upstairs Downstairs (2010), Pride and Prejudice (1995), Pride & Prejudice (2005), The Forsyte Saga (1967), The Forsyte Saga (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, stylized, serious, touching
Plot: master and servant, high society, society, marriage, family values, family life, family tradition, lifestyle, social differences, aristocracy, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london, europe
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100%
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, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, prejudice, looking for love, couple relations, pride and honor, aristocracy, unlikely couple, wooing, social differences, initially antagonists, fall in love ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, classic literature, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, unlikely couple, social differences, prejudice, rich and poor, aristocracy, fall in love, pride and honor, society, romance, eligible bachelor ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, touching, epic ...
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, love affair, unfulfillment, siblings relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, couple relations, romance, intrigue, couples, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: couple relations, high society, love affair, social differences, society, love and romance, parents and children, rich and poor, family relations, dysfunctional family, gem, architect ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 8.5
 7K
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, realistic, serious, heartbreaking
Plot: love and romance, intrigue, investigation, high society, master and servant, hotel, heir heiress, social differences, maid, dishonesty, society, crimes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 13K
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, realistic, serious
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, visionary, high society, department store, american in the uk, workplace, irresponsible, workplace situations, mogul, boss and employee, city life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 21K
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, serious, family saga
Plot: love and romance, estate, rich and poor, love affair, couple relations, master and servant, family relations, society, social differences, poverty, power relations, countryside ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: england, cornwall, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 27K
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, captivating, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, prejudice, pride and honor, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, young woman, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: maid, butler, high society, rich and poor, love and romance, master and servant, couple relations, society, lifestyle, social differences, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ 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, atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, aristocracy, small town, love and romance, social differences, high society, marriage, class differences, family relations, siblings relations, eligible bachelor, proposal ...
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, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: slavery, aristocracy, social differences, society, forbidden love, high society, estate, love and romance, heir heiress, interracial relations, racism, culture clash ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, caribbean, london, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, high society, workplace situations, love and romance, love affair, department store, rise to the top, power relations, workplace, shopping, urban, ambition ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: village life, friendship, village, city country contrast, society, social differences, hopes, social relations, coming of age, family business, grief, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ 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: realistic, emotional, stylized, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: store, pregnancy, working class, ambition, female protagonist, inheritance, master and servant, family problems, society, couples, love affair, vengeance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: realistic, biting, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, social climbing, rich and poor, couple relations, love affair, reform, ambition, social differences, rise and fall, mentally unstable, society, heir heiress ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 62K
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: captivating, stylized, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: royal family, queen, intrigue, betrayal, love triangle, royal court, couple relations, king, power struggle, historical character, womanizer, politics ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, life is a bitch, innocence, love and romance, village life, dishonesty, couples, family relations, deception, pregnancy, master and servant, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 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: realistic, serious, clever, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, high society, countryside, conservative, couples, lovers, manners, marriage, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, ambition, aristocrat, rise to the top, social climbing, blind ambition, rich and poor, couple relations, romance, british empire, life turned upside down, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1810s, 1800s ...
Place: england, europe, bombay india, brussels belgium, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, lifestyle, photographer, family relations, workplace situations, society, notoriety, workplace, rise to the top, ambition, social relations, staff ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 858
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, homecoming, society, social differences, unfulfillment, master and servant, love and romance, couple relations, rich and poor, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: england, europe, mine, cornwall, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: stylized, serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, death, nurse, midwife, coworker, child birth, family life, young woman, new job, friends, best friends ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963, year 1961 ...
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Buccaneers (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 212 min.
Story: Four American girls go to England to find husbands.
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, stylized, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, abortion, inheritance, looking for love, love and romance, society, cards, proposal, manners, couples, wooing, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 73K
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: biting, atmospheric, realistic, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: murder, butler, estate, high society, society, master and servant, social differences, servant, police investigation, gay slur, weekend, money ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.1
 13K
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: love and romance, looking for love, opposites attract, aristocracy, matchmaking, fall in love, couples, friendship, romance, female protagonist, rich and poor, countryside ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ 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: touching, sexy, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, sexual relations, fall in love, love and romance, performer's life, gays and lesbians, lesbian interest, coming of age, cross dressing, gender, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 10K
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: humorous, semi serious, romanticism, light, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, jane austen, parallel world, romance, aristocracy, prejudice, eligible bachelor, fall in love, initially antagonists, imaginary, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 835
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: serious, realistic, witty
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, wooing, estate, love triangle, family relations, romance, couples, romantic rivalry, adultery, cousin cousin relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: humorous, stylized, semi serious, clever, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, jane austen, family relations, power relations, social climbing, social relations, looking for love, couples, manners, wooing, social differences, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%