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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.
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, family relations, power relations, social differences, love and romance, couples 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), Our Mutual Friend (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Upstairs Downstairs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: master and servant, high society, butler, millionaire, family values, family relations, lifestyle, marriage, couples, housewife, rich and poor, class differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london, europe
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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, rich and poor, master and servant, lifestyle, couples, social differences, family life, couple relations, power relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
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, romance, master and servant, wooing, unfulfilled love, infidelity, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe
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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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57%
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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
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The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, romance, dishonesty, betrayal, love and romance, couples, power relations, family relations, society, master and servant, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
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55%
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Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
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, serious, realistic, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, couple relations, parents and children, countryside, siblings relations, fall in love, family life, social differences, family relations, uneducated, estate, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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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 ⇓
54%
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The Indian Doctor (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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 ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, doctors and patients, society, power relations, couple relations, small town, couples, mine, small town life, social relations, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
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53%
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Behaving Badly (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, human nature, wooing, infidelity, social differences, suburbs, starting over, suburban life, siblings relations, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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52%
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, human spirit, family relations, society, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, small town, social relations, strong female presence, high school, high school life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, destiny, society, lifestyle, artist, love affair, love and romance, social relations, friends, group of friends, roommate, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
To Serve Them All My Days (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, clever, touching
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, working class, human spirit, soldier, dedicated educator, ambition, society, fighting the system, politics, college, wartime life ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, europe
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Breathless (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Hospital drama set in London during the early 1960s, following the staff of a busy gynecology ward at a time when abortion is illegal and the contraceptive pill is only just becoming available to married women.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, workplace situations, society, workplace romance, patient, workplace, treatment, nurse, gynecologist, strong female presence, surgery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england
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Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: racism, world war two, post war, couples, couple relations, culture clash, starting over, self discovery, bittersweet, misfit, hopes, racial violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, child birth, village, childbirth, family, shell shock
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, music, rising to stardom, ambition, music band, musician's life, artists and showbiz, aristocracy, high society, lifestyle, mogul, backstage ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, soldier, friendship, rise and fall, love, friends, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
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: sincere, stylized, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, world war one, couples, power relations, ambition, society, rise to the top, master and servant, love and romance, social differences, rich and poor, historical event ...
Time: 1910s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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 ...
Plot: working class, workplace, life is a bitch, society, factory worker, factory, realism, parents and children, family relations, rich and poor, mechanic, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Home Fires (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story of a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community with the shadow of World War II casting a dark cloud over their lives. As the conflict takes hold and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological, touching
Plot: world war two, strong female presence, village, wartime life, life is a bitch, society, social relations, friends, female protagonist, village life, british, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Desperate Romantics (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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, disturbing ...
Plot: bohemian life, lust, lifestyle, rebellion, rebelliousness, couples, love and romance, artist, painting, performer's life, artists and showbiz, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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 ...
Style: captivating, stylized, sincere, witty, serious ...
Plot: orphan, manipulation, satire, love and romance, blind ambition, romance, society, rise to the top, manipulations, ambition, dishonesty, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Life in Squares (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A story of the close and often fraught relationship between sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, love triangle, rebelliousness, love and romance, couples, family relations, friendship, self discovery, bohemian, poet, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, friendship, dysfunctional family, rich and poor, family in danger, boarding school life, injustice, power relations, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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
Plot: fashion, family relations, society, workplace situations, workplace, fashion designer, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, master and servant, love and romance, society, youth, babies and infants, social differences, friendship, lifestyle, bittersweet ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
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, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: blackmail, inheritance, charles dickens, social relations, cheating, innocence lost, manipulation, devious, tribe, mercenary, ambition, manipulations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, usa
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45%