Movies and TV shows like Our Mutual Friend

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Our Mutual Friend (1998)
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Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: charles dickens, betrayal, inheritance, love and romance, life is a bitch, love affair, social differences, society, lifestyle, dishonesty, power relations, victorian england, love, dancing, money, teacher, police, doll, unrequited love, gentleman, alcohol abuse, orphan, obsessive love, poverty, boat ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to Our Mutual Friend

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about society, social differences, power relations, love and romance, family relations, rich and poor and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Our Mutual Friend: Bleak House (2005), Fingersmith (2005), North & South (2004), He Knew He Was Right (2004), Upstairs Downstairs (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bleak House (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 510 min.
TV show
Story: A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.
Style: captivating, serious, bleak, mysterious, realistic
Plot: estate, aristocracy, charles dickens, secret, intrigue, uncover truth, investigation, orphan, social differences, inheritance, injustice, haunted by the past ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Fingersmith (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of two young women collide in Victorian England when a trio of 'fingersmiths' (pick-pockets) concoct an elaborate scam to defraud a young heiress of her inheritance. The story alternates between the twisting back alleyways of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lgbt, lesbian relationship, fall in love, cons and scams, marriage of convenience, thief, betrayal, class differences, deception, psychiatric ward ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
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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
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100%
Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: orphan, lawsuit, family relations, murder, charles dickens, legal action, rivalry, legal, journalism, life is a bitch, hotshot lawyer, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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He Knew He Was Right (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: He Knew He Was Right was a 2004 BBC TV adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel He Knew He Was Right. The mini-series portrays the failure of a marriage caused by the unreasonable jealousy of a husband exacerbated by the stubbornness of a wilful ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, marriage, broken engagement, dishonesty, aristocrat, romance, newlyweds, couple relations, gossip and rumors, family relations, piano, priest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: england, london, alps
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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
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100%
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 159 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: romance, troubled marriage, domestic violence, new beginning, looking for love, alcohol abuse, couple relations, rich and poor, working class, infidelity, love triangle, fall in love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
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, realistic, biting, witty, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, intrigue, society, rich and poor, rise to the top, fall in love, life is a bitch, power relations, prejudice, greed, social differences, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
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100%
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Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, family relations, child abuse, high society, friends, power relations, bittersweet, society, babies and infants, lifestyle, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe
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100%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: charles dickens, coming of age, orphan, step parent, stepfather stepson relationship, manic, family relations, power relations, social differences, down on your luck, adulthood, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 'Great Expectations' opens with Pip as a boy (played as an young man by newcomer Douglas Booth, 'The Pillars of the Earth') on the marshes near his home, where he encounters the desperate escapee Magwitch (Winstone). Pip is ...
Style: serious, emotional, atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: victorian england, generosity, orphan, lovers, rags to riches, convict, romance, inheritance, obsession, redemption, social differences, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Little Dorrit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 420 min.
TV show
Story: The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed ...
Style: sincere, captivating, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: poverty, young woman, life is a bitch, debt, uncover truth, secret, society, family secret, murderer, struggle, down on your luck, dying ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.
Style: emotional, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, child in peril, crimes, society, confined, coming of age, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch, injustice, kidnapping ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to ...
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: charles dickens, victorian england, murder, investigation, family problems, crimes, financial problem, social problems, murder investigation, money problems, city life, private investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, family relations, single parent, power relations, injustice, orphan, society, bittersweet, boss, friendship, boarding school life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
TV show
Story: Martin Chuzzlewit is an old man with a large fortune and an even larger set of family and friends. A portrait of greed and selfishness, this magnificent adaptation of Dickens' comic masterpiece features an all-star cast.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: inheritance, blackmail, charles dickens, society, ambition, intrigue, dishonesty, manipulation, devious, cheating, mercenary, self involved ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, life turned upside down, couples, power relations, dishonesty, blind ambition, love and romance, romance, rise to the top, society, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Making of a Lady (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,
Style: stylized, clever, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, class differences, society, female protagonist, high society, deception, social problems, relationship problems, rich and poor, life is a bitch ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Vanity Fair (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, witty ...
Plot: manipulation, satire, orphan, life turned upside down, couples, power relations, high society, social climbing, strong female presence, romance, society, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), social differences, rich and poor, couple relations, power relations, social relations, couples, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 274 min.
TV show
Story: Follow Sugar into the underbelly of Victorian London seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, victorian england, social climbing, love affair, rich and poor, mistress, social differences, couple relations, society, diary, couples, power relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, romance, society, rise to the top, power relations, generosity, hopes, rags to riches, orphan, couples, destiny ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Bramwell (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Bramwell is a British television series starring Jemma Redgrave as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell, a woman challenging the domination of men in the medical establishment, who runs a free hospital for the poor in the East End of London, during the late ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: charity, follow your dream, love and romance, society, against the rules, gender, looking for love, social differences, doctors and patients, discrimination, feminism, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Desperate Romantics (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Six-part drama series set in and among the alleys, galleries and flesh-houses of 19th-century industrial London, following the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a vagabond group of English painters, poets and critics.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: bohemian life, painting, lifestyle, rebellion, lust, love and romance, couples, rebelliousness, artist, artists and showbiz, performer's life, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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29%
The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a good boy from a family of dockside toughs. Is she strong ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, couples, power relations, family relations, love triangle, love affair, social differences, working class, love and romance, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1914
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, society, young heroes, life is a bitch, rich and poor, adulthood, child as adult, survival, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: captivating, gloomy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, rich and poor, destiny, down on your luck, alcohol abuse, boarding school life, family problems, family relations, disagreement, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: breakup, infidelity, tragic love, betrayal, dishonesty, tragic hero, family problems, couples, social differences, dysfunctional family, love triangle, love affair ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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27%
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Oliver Twist (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, victorian england, thief, child's point of view, street kid, child abuse, friendship, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, youth, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe
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27%
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, factory, life is a bitch, society, mechanic, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, rich and poor, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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27%