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The Mayor of Casterbridge
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, changes his ways. He becomes the Mayor of the town. Nearly twenty years later his past comes back to haunt him.
Style: talky, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic, clever, emotional
Plot: tragic hero, rise and fall, small town, haunted by the past, society, betrayal, alcohol abuse, rivalry, power relations, social relations, buried truth, social outcast, father daughter reunion, drunkard
Place: england, europe
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about society, betrayal, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Mayor of Casterbridge: Hamlet (1996), The Browning Version (1994), A Man for All Seasons (1988), Hamlet (1990), Manon of the Spring (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Browning Version
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
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Plenty
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Moonlighting
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David Copperfield
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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Tully
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
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The Neon Bible
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional
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Place: england, europe
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Last Orders
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, sentimental, touching, clever ...
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The Verdict
Genre: Drama
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