Movies and TV shows like A Dance to the Music of Time

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A Dance to the Music of Time
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, society, social relations, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, power relations, lifestyle, fortune telling, british tv, oxford, classmate, adultery, female nudity, dancing
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
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, power relations, couple relations and rich and poor mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime 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 (1998), Vanity Fair (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Upstairs Downstairs
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: stylized, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: master and servant, social differences, family life, family relations, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance, society, couples, romance, racial issues ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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Upstairs, Downstairs
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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: stylized, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: master and servant, social differences, family life, society, family relations, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, love and romance, couples, servant, butler ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Love in a Cold Climate
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: stylized, serious, witty, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, romance, looking for love, love triangle, siblings relations, social differences, eccentric family, love and romance, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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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 ...
Style: stylized, serious, sincere, realistic, witty ...
Plot: blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, life turned upside down, ambition, dishonesty, orphan, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
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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, stylized, realistic
Plot: blind ambition, rise to the top, couple relations, romance, 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: captivating, serious, 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
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White Heat
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: friendship, love affair, destiny, love and romance, society, friends, social relations, group of friends, roommate, artist, lifestyle, ethnic diversity ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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To Serve Them All My Days
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: talky, clever, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dedicated educator, rise to the top, boarding school, war, human spirit, school, idealism, rich and poor, college, social differences, teachers and students, boarding school life ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
Our Mutual Friend
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, power relations, life is a bitch, inheritance, lifestyle, gentleman, mill ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
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, stylized, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, romance, society, family relations, infidelity, love affair, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, victorian england ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   45%
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Small Island
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: immigrants, couple relations, interracial relations, social differences, culture clash, misfit, society, racism, couples, starting over, self discovery, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london, jamaica
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Downton Abbey
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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, master and servant, social differences, family life, countryside, servant, family relations, society, power relations, aristocrat, aristocracy, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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System:   40%
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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, captivating, realistic, 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, 1820s, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, london, bombay india, brussels belgium ...
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Flambards
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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, family relations, couple relations, estate, parents and children, countryside, siblings relations, social differences, fall in love, family life, society, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
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System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
The Wingless Bird
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: love affair, love triangle, romance, social differences, love and romance, society, power relations, master and servant, betrayal, rich and poor, working class, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
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System:   37%
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Behaving Badly
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, starting over, suburbs, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, rich and poor, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, social differences, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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A Woman of Substance
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 490 min.
Story: A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but ...
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, store, rise to the top, rich and poor, working class, love and romance, society, inheritance, female protagonist, couples, family relations, pregnancy ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, yorkshire
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System:   36%
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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: witty, serious, realistic, biting
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 england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
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X, Y and Zee
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: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: crumbling marriage, infidelity, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, destructive relationship, love triangle, haunted by the past, love and romance, unfulfillment, wife husband relationship, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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Henry VIII and His Six Wives
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 1547, King Henry VIII's life has taken a turn for the worse and he is forced to look back over his life and the many loves which had brought him his three children, only one of which was the desired male heir to secure the Tudor dynasty.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: british royal family, head of state, royal family, royal court, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, couples, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, political intrigue, religions or cults ...
Time: 16th century
Place: england, europe
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Liam
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, fascism, irish, catholicism, poverty, children, parents and children, jews, teacher, religion, judaism, rich and poor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london, seaport, liverpool ...
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The Shooting Party
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 1913, shortly before the outbreak of WWI. A group of aristocrats gathers at the estate of Sir Randolph Nettleby for a weekend shoot. As the terminal decrepitude of a dying class is reflected in the social interactions and hypocrisy of its members, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, biting
Plot: master and servant, intrigue, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, society, unfulfilled love, working class ...
Time: 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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System:   34%
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The Duchess of Duke Street
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, semi serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, rich and poor, hotel, social differences, society, power relations, master and servant, ambition, love and romance, couples, historical event, world war one ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   33%
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The French Lieutenant's Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, romantic ...
Plot: romance, tragedy, love, adultery, postmodernism, destructive relationship, obsession, relationships, love story, period piece, love affair, literature ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, 18th century, victorian, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe
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System:   33%
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Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: bleak, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, injustice, estate, dishonesty, legal, orphan, life is a bitch, journalism, legal action, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   32%
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Enchanted April
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: talky, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, friendship, self discovery, love, unlikely couple, period piece, beautiful scenery, women, opposites attract, love story, relationships, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, england, london
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System:   32%
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The Black Candle
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister ...
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: factory, murder, social differences, tragic love, false accusation, romance, injustice, dishonesty, love and romance, sculptor, abusive husband, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england
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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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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
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, touching, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: orphan, boarding school, rich and poor, social differences, boarding school life, family in danger, injustice, single parent, society, family relations, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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