Movies and TV shows like Vanity Fair 1998

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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: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, witty, stylized
Plot: orphan, satire, manipulation, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance, manipulations, ambition, high society, blind ambition, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, rise to the top, life turned upside down, social climbing, strong female presence, power relations, feminism, dancing, horse, pregnancy, money ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and witty films and TV series with plots about love and romance, society, social differences, romance, couples, power relations and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Vanity Fair: Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), The Forsyte Saga (2002), Scarlett (1994), Belgravia (2020), Sense & Sensibility (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: english countryside, village life, friendship, hopes, society, family business, social relations, father son relationship, love and romance, village, neighbor neighbor relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
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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: realistic, stylized, touching, serious, saga ...
Plot: high society, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, love affair, society, wealthy family, rich and poor, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1920s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe
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Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, witty
Plot: british, social differences, ambition, female protagonist, rise to the top, life philosophy, society, social climbing, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adaptation, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
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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, stylized, captivating, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, couples, society, family relations, infidelity, fall in love, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, georgia ...
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100%
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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: realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocrat, high society, ambition, rise to the top, social climbing, rich and poor, couple relations, blind ambition, romance, society, life turned upside down, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1810s, 1800s ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, germany ...
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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, satire, couple relations, wooing, ambition, rise to the top, society, social differences, rich and poor, life turned upside down, power relations, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
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Belgravia (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A tale of secrets and scandals set in 1840s London. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, exciting, romantic, twists and turns ...
Plot: aristocracy, merchant, family life, life, family, aristocrat, conflict, family secret, kindness, husband wife relationship, family relations, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: london, england
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100%
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, sincere, sweet, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sister sister relationship, love and romance, jane austen, love triangle, society, romance, wooing, rich and poor, english countryside, love, love affair, duel ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jane Eyre (1983)
Genre: Drama, 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: love and romance, orphan, governess, rich and poor, estate, couple relations, fall in love, dark hero, society, social differences, attic, blind character ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, witty, touching, stylized, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: countryside, family relations, opposites attract, wooing, jane austen, society, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, social climbing, couples, social relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, biting, witty, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, intrigue, society, rich and poor, rise to the top, fall in love, power relations, life is a bitch, prejudice, greed, social differences, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: europe, england, london
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39%
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, realistic, stylized, captivating, biting ...
Plot: prostitute, love affair, couple relations, social climbing, rich and poor, mental illness, mistress, social differences, diary, couples, high society, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, witty, realistic
Plot: wooing, rich and poor, love and romance, estate, love triangle, romance, family relations, couples, romantic rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, adultery, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, lovers, rags to riches, convict, romance, inheritance, social differences, obsession, hopes, redemption, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1820s, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Buccaneers (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 212 min.
Story: Four American girls go to England to find husbands.
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, stylized, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high society, abortion, inheritance, looking for love, love and romance, couples, culture clash, rich and poor, verbal byplay, countryside, siblings relations, wooing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, countryside, master and servant, manners, love and romance, butler, social differences, family life, high society, family relations, traditional versus modern ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ 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, village life, life is a bitch, innocence, family relations, master and servant, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, society, pregnancy, deception ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: stylized, epic, touching, saga, serious ...
Plot: love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, siblings relations, couple relations, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family, parents and children, power relations, family relations, romance, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: semi serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love, grief, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, infidelity, fall in love, social differences, rich and poor, looking for love, village, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: social differences, couple relations, love and romance, initially antagonists, fall in love, prejudice, romance, rich and poor, pride and honor, love affair, unlikely couple, young woman ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: touching, gothic, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, estate, looking for love, social differences, romance, love story, family secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: love and romance, fashion, love affair, workplace situations, rise to the top, high society, power relations, ambition, workplace, loss of family member, traditional versus modern, shopping ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: couples, power relations, dishonesty, society, rich and poor, fall in love, wooing, unfulfilled love, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian england, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: french, couples, society, youth, fall in love, estate, family relations, shyness, haunted by the past, couple relations, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: realistic, romantic, melancholic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, orphan, romance, love triangle, fall in love, family relations, love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, parents and children, haunted by the past, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: inheritance, betrayal, charles dickens, dishonesty, power relations, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, lifestyle, social differences, love affair, dancing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sense and Sensibility (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, witty, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, strong female presence, power relations, social relations, family relations, romance, love and romance, society, love affair, rich and poor, social differences, village life ...
Time: 1800s
Place: europe, england, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Emma (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, witty, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: matchmaking, marriage proposal, unlikely couple, couple relations, opposites attract, society, young lovers, romance, love and romance, nothing goes right, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Pride and Prejudice (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Pride and Prejudice is a 1967 BBC television serial, based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, originally published in 1813. This production marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. It was directed by Joan Craft and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, witty
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: wooing, society, family relations, unlikely couple, looking for love, couple relations, eligible bachelor, countryside, romance, siblings relations, social differences, love and romance ...
Time: 1810s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: emotional, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, society, rise to the top, romance, power relations, generosity, hopes, rags to riches, orphan, parents and children, couples ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%