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A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
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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, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: high society, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, lifestyle, power relations, social relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), world war two, dancing, female nudity, classmate, adultery, oxford, fortune telling, snobbism, british tv, lifetime
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about society, power relations, couples, love and romance, social differences, family relations and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like A Dance to the Music of Time: Upstairs Downstairs (2010), Upstairs, Downstairs (1971), Love in a Cold Climate (2001), Vanity Fair (1967), Flambards (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: master and servant, high society, butler, rich and poor, millionaire, family values, family relations, lifestyle, marriage, racial issues, couples, housewife ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, touching, stylized, serious
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, domestic servant, couples, master and servant, lifestyle, rich and poor, power relations, family relations, family life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: social differences, looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, eccentric family, unlikely couple, society, master and servant, wooing, unfulfilled love, infidelity, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe
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67%
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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, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, couples, life turned upside down, love and romance, blind ambition, dishonesty, power relations, wooing, couple relations, social differences, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: In the early 1900s in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, couple relations, parents and children, countryside, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, social differences, estate, manners, family relations, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, power relations, family relations, couples, social differences, love triangle, love affair, working class, dishonesty, love and romance, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
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The Indian Doctor (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The Indian Doctor is a British television drama set in the summer of 1963. Produced by Rondo Media and Avatar Productions, it was first broadcast on BBC One in 2010. The most recent series began on 27 February 2012 and concluded on 2 March. It is a ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
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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: captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
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Duration: 274 min.
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s
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Behaving Badly (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behaving Badly is a 1989 British television serial directed by David Tucker. The teleplay by Catherine Heath and Moira Williams is based on Heath's novel of the same name. It was initially broadcast by Channel 4. The series was released on DVD ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
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Place: england, london, europe
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Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
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The Village (2013)
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
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Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: clever, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
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, serious, touching, stylized, family saga ...
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Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1920s, victorian era, 20s ...
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The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: The Duchess Of Duke Street is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, the former producer of the highly successful ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, stylized
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Time: 1910s
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Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: england, europe
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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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, stylized, serious, captivating, psychological ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Style: serious, realistic, stylized, sentimental, disturbing ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Vanity Fair (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, witty, biting, captivating ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century
Place: england, london
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The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
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Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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X, Y and Zee (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
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Place: england, london, europe
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