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The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
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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, biting, realistic, sexual, stylized
Plot: prostitute, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, social climbing, rise and fall, mental illness, social differences, social decay, society, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, ambition, love and romance, unfulfillment, reform, heir heiress, high society, diary, mistress, female nudity, doctor, husband wife relationship ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london

Most similar movies to The Crimson Petal and the White

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, couples, social differences, romance, couple relations and power relations mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Crimson Petal and the White: Poldark (2015), The Forsyte Saga (2002), The Way We Live Now (2001), The Forsyte Saga (1967), Vanity Fair (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, rich and poor, love affair, couple relations, family relations, society, master and servant, social differences, poverty, countryside, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: england, cornwall, mine
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75%
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, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel ...
Style: serious, witty, biting, realistic
Plot: intrigue, rich and poor, society, lifestyle, rise to the top, couple relations, fall in love, couples, power relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, epic, touching ...
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 ⇓
76%
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 7.8
 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: stylized, serious, sincere, realistic, witty ...
Plot: orphan, blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, life turned upside down, ambition, dishonesty, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, prejudice, couple relations, pride and honor, unlikely couple, initially antagonists, young woman, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, stylized, realistic, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, aristocracy, master and servant, family relations, family life, countryside, manners, love and romance, parents and children, social differences, inheritance, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 994
Fanny Hill (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits her as charmingly fresh enough to wait, ...
Style: serious, touching, biting, realistic
Plot: prostitute, true love, sex, life is a bitch, fall in love, innocence lost, love affair, rich and poor, social differences, down on your luck, love and romance, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Glass Virgin (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, romance, family life, society, couples, family relations, prostitute, friendship, working class, love and romance, youth
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: drowning, singer, unlikely couple, rise to the top, couple relations, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, gambling, working class, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, fall in love, sexual relations, love and romance, performer's life, cross dressing, gays and lesbians, lesbian interest, couple relations, love affair, gender, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 46
Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: manipulation, blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, life turned upside down, ambition, society, couples, power relations, manipulations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: 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 ⇓
51%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, neurotic
Plot: prostitute, obsession, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, romance, rise to the top, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: europe, france, italy, paris france, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 3K
Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, epic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, pregnancy, couple relations, romance, infidelity, siblings relations, fall in love, couples, family relations, intrigue, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, power relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, gentleman, mill ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Buccaneers (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 212 min.
Story: Four American girls go to England to find husbands.
Style: stylized, semi serious, realistic, clever, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, looking for love, love and romance, abortion, inheritance, verbal byplay, romance, countryside, society, couples, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: estate, love affair, love triangle, social differences, romance, love and romance, countryside, society, power relations, master and servant, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: england, europe, mine, cornwall, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: This powerful adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel spins a story of passion and destruction set in the nineteenth century. The proud, flighty and bewitching Bathsheba Everdene finds herself entangled into the passions of three men and her ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, love affair, romance, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.4
 18K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, gothic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, social differences, estate, romance, family secret, prejudice, childhood ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, society, social relations, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, power relations, lifestyle, fortune telling, british tv, oxford ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.1
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Jane Eyre (1983)
Genre: Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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, sentimental, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, orphan, rich and poor, society, dark hero, governess, estate, social differences, haunted by the past, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
 437
Lillie (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The story of Lillie Langtry
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, tragic hero, rise and fall, socialite, scandal, love affair, romance, love triangle, cinderella story, royal family, showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: england, london, usa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Sense and Sensibility (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.
Style: feel good, semi serious, witty, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love, jane austen, love triangle, master and servant, unlikely couple, romance, village, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, classic literature, romantic, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, society, love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, romance, love, sister sister relationship, jane austen, class differences, sisters, wooing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thomas Hardy's classic epic remains one of the most popular novels, this TV adaptation vividly depicts the powerful tale of a peasant girl whose life is torn apart by the love and jealousy of two men. Justine Waddell stars as the hapless Child ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: innocence lost, betrayal, intrigue, village, uninhibited rivalry, romance, couple relations, infidelity, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: It's her business doing pleasure with you. A witty and provocative series based on the real-life adventures of a high-class escort. Juggling her own reality with her clients' fantasies can be difficult, but this savvy sweetheart knows ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, double life, secret identity, sex, sex worker, sexual relations, society, undercover, social differences, couples, diary, secretary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: opposites attract, looking for love, love and romance, fall in love, romance, matchmaking, friendship, countryside, rich and poor, jane austen, love triangle, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
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Jane Eyre (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, society, youth, couples, french, estate, rich and poor, social differences, romance, nanny, mystery, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: village life, friendship, city country contrast, village, hopes, society, social differences, social relations, coming of age, family business, small town, poverty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%