Movies and TV shows like Vanity Fair 1998

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Vanity Fair
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: blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, life turned upside down, ambition, dishonesty, orphan, society, couples, power relations, napoleonic wars, 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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North & South
Drama, Romance
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235 min.
 8.7
Jane Eyre
Drama, Romance
UK, USA
230 min.
 8.4
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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 romance, love and romance, society, couples, social differences, rich and poor and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Vanity Fair: The Way We Live Now (2001), The Wings of the Dove (1997), Jane Eyre (1997), Far from the Madding Crowd (1998), The Forsyte Saga (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Way We Live Now
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: betrayal, intrigue, romance, rise to the top, couple relations, rich and poor, infidelity, celebrity culture, social decay, working class, social differences, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
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Vanity Fair
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: blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, life turned upside down, ambition, manipulation, society, couples, power relations, manipulations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
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The Crimson Petal and the White
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 ...
Plot: prostitute, rise and fall, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, social differences, social decay, society, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, mentally unstable ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Wings of the Dove
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love, manipulation, love triangle, greed, betrayal, period piece, death, art, love story, marriage, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, italy
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Jane Eyre
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, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, estate, rich and poor, social differences, romance, haunted by the past, mystery, fall in love, love and romance, society, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, britain
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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
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The Forsyte Saga
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: serious, touching, realistic, stylized
Plot: couple relations, romance, parents and children, society, family relations, infidelity, love affair, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   65%
    User:   58%
 
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Vanity Fair
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: romance, rise to the top, ambition, period piece, adaptation, literature, vengeance, society, blind ambition, book, indians, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1800s, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, london, germany, britain ...
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Sense & Sensibility
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: stylized, semi serious, witty, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, love triangle, rich and poor, village, romance, social differences, countryside, fall in love, love and romance, society, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london, britain
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System:   61%
    User:   66%
 
Daniel Deronda
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: unlikely couple, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, rich and poor, love triangle, gambling, working class, social differences, showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england, europe, italy
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Jane Eyre
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, serious, gothic, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, childhood, prejudice, unlikely couple, literature, adaptation, estate, beautiful scenery, couple relations, love story, infidelity, relationships ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, britain
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The Buccaneers
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 212 min.
Story: Four American girls go to England to find husbands.
Style: talky, stylized, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: verbal byplay, couple relations, high society, looking for love, social differences, romance, countryside, love and romance, society, couples, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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Sense and Sensibility
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: master and servant, unlikely couple, village, infidelity, romance, looking for love, love triangle, love affair, jane austen, love, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
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System:   57%
    User:   50%
 
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North & South
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, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, social differences, factory, fall in love, love and romance, power relations, society, unlikely couple, working class, love affair, parents and children, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england
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    User:   47%
 
Great Expectations
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, social differences, unfulfilled love, romance, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, rise to the top, obsession, redemption, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
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    User:   58%
 
 7.3
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Tess
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, melancholic, breathtaking ...
Plot: destiny, period piece, tragedy, betrayal, romance, parents and children, adaptation, beautiful scenery, fall in love, runaway, storytelling, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, europe, brazil
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System:   53%
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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: betrayal, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, romance, village, innocence lost, couple relations, infidelity, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, injustice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
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System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
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Scarlett
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, epic, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, tragic love, fall in love, pregnancy, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, ireland, europe, london, atlanta georgia ...
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System:   52%
    User:   100%
 
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Jane Eyre
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, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, realism, couple relations, literature, love, adaptation, boarding school, period piece, love affair, book, estate, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
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System:   52%
    User:   45%
 
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Mansfield Park
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: love triangle, social differences, estate, romance, love and romance, society, rich and poor, wooing, couples, family relations, snobbism, hypocrisy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, britain
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    User:   52%
 
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Emma
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: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, romance, looking for love, rich and poor, social differences, love and romance, couples, marriage proposal, family relations, unlikely couple, young lovers, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
The Forsyte Saga
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: captivating, serious, epic, realistic, touching ...
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, love and romance, family relations, intrigue, love affair, rich and poor, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england
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System:   45%
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Howards End
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: clever, witty, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, adultery, period piece, estate, siblings relations, beautiful scenery, literature, loneliness, social differences, adaptation, dialogue driven, sisters ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s ...
Place: england, london
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System:   45%
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The Portrait of a Lady
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, manipulation, self discovery, betrayal, couple relations, period piece, adaptation, romance, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, california, egypt, florence italy ...
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System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
The Inheritance
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the lush Evenswood estate in Concord, Massachusetts, Edith Adelon, a beautiful orphan, lives as the paid companion to the daughter of the wealthy Hamilton family, although they regard her as one of their own. Years ago, Henry Hamilton saved Edith ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: master and servant, opposites attract, romance, couple relations, forbidden love, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, wooing ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
The Woodlanders
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she can find a better husband than her childhood sweetheart, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: couple relations, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, school, looking for love, love triangle, love affair, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, italy
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
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Jane Eyre
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, rich and poor, estate, social differences, romance, haunted by the past, fall in love, orphan, love and romance, dark hero, governess, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
The Other Boleyn Girl
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) who becomes mistress to England's king, Henry VIII (Jared Harris), before ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: betrayal, blind ambition, royal court, romance, intrigue, infidelity, palaces castles and temples, uninhibited rivalry, pregnancy, love triangle, mistress, sister ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   32%
 

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Moll Flanders
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, escaping to the dangerous streets of London. Further misfortunes ...
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Place: england, london, europe, britain
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The Europeans
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Henry James' novel with the same title. It's the fall of 1850, a few miles outside Boston. The household of the dour Mr. Wentworth receives two unannounced visitors from Europe, Eugenia and Felix, the daughter and son of his half ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, biting, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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