Movies and TV shows like Vanity Fair 1998

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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 Napoleonic Wars provide a dramatic backdrop as Becky sets out to manipulate various characters -- from London ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo.
Style: stylized, serious, sincere, realistic, witty, captivating
Plot: orphan, blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, napoleonic wars, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, life turned upside down, ambition, dishonesty, society, couples, power relations, manipulations, feminism, love and romance, social climbing, high society, social class, aristocrat, social climber, gentleman, empire fashion, governess ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london

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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, social differences, love and romance, couples, romance, rich and poor and power relations mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Vanity Fair: Scarlett (1994), The Way We Live Now (2001), Mansfield Park (1983), The Forsyte Saga (1967), Daniel Deronda (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, epic, stylized, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, pregnancy, couple relations, civil war, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, siblings relations, social differences, tragic love, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, atlanta georgia ...
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100%
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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, realistic, stylized
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
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92%
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 era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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 ⇓
82%
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The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
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 ⇓
79%
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: drowning, singer, unlikely couple, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, rich and poor, love triangle, gambling, working class ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: captivating, serious, biting, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, social climbing, mental illness, rise and fall, social differences, social decay, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe
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72%
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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, romance, love affair, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, society, couples, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Jane Eyre (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jane Eyre is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There she learns to be come a teacher and eventually seeks employment outside the school. Her advertisement is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, aunt, gentleman, estate, orphan, romance, realism, love affair, school, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Buccaneers (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 212 min.
Story: Four American girls go to England to find husbands.
Style: stylized, talky, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, looking for love, inheritance, abortion, couple relations, verbal byplay, social differences, romance, countryside, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, realistic, witty, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love, jane austen, love triangle, master and servant, unlikely couple, infidelity, village, romance, looking for love, love affair, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, sexual, 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, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, power relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, mistaken identity, doll ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, orphan, rich and poor, society, estate, social differences, haunted by the past, human spirit, proposal, blind character ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Great Expectations (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who wears an old wedding dress and lives in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Pip's "Uncle Pumblechook" (who is actually Joe's uncle) to find a boy to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Pip ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: orphan, generosity, social differences, unfulfilled love, romance, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, rise to the top, obsession, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, classic literature, witty, atmospheric
Plot: social differences, ambition, rise to the top, social climbing, life philosophy, rich and poor, society, dysfunctional family, british, greed, seduction, life turned upside down ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.7
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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, touching, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, prejudice, owner, master and servant, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: witty, semi serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, rich and poor, love and romance, countryside, fall in love, society, social relations, wooing, village life, manners, family relations, duel ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Middlemarch (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 375 min.
Story: A BBC dramatization of George Eliot's classic novel about the lives and loves of a group of people living on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution in a small town named Middlemarch. These include young Doctor Lydgate, who arrives at Middlemarch ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hospital, intrigue, social differences, doctor, politics, reform, inheritance, idealism, journalist, priest, rich and poor, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: clever, sincere, realistic, talky
Plot: poverty, love and romance, life is a bitch, village life, innocence, couples, family relations, society, dishonesty, deception, master and servant, pregnancy ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england
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58%
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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: witty, serious, realistic, captivating, biting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, ambition, aristocrat, rise to the top, romance, british empire, lover, society, blind ambition, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1830s, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, britain, bombay india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, gothic, serious, 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, infidelity, love and romance, family secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: boarding school, single parent, orphan, rich and poor, social differences, boarding school life, family in danger, injustice, society, family relations, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, girl, friendship, money, manipulation, self discovery, couple relations, rich, infidelity, romance, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, egypt, sicily, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, rise to the top, rich and poor, social differences, down on your luck, dishonesty, society, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Little Dorrit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: life is a bitch, poverty, debt, down on your luck, youth, uncover truth, love and romance, society, dying, widow widower, boss, struggle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: witty, semi serious, realistic, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, opposites attract, verbal byplay, unlikely couple, couple relations, countryside, romance, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: atmospheric, emotional, gothic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, society, youth, couples, estate, nanny, french, rich and poor, social differences, romance, mystery, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, realistic, sincere, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: village life, coming of age, family business, city country contrast, village, friendship, starting over, hopes, rivalry, society, youth, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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