Movies like The Black Candle

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The Black Candle (1991)
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The Black Candle (1991)
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 who has married a spoiled rich boy
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, stylized
Plot: murder, factory, false accusation, mistress, sculptor, abusive husband, sibling rivalry, romance, family relations, tragic love, performer's life, injustice, life is a bitch, love and romance, royal family, ambition, frame up, hopes, rise and fall, intrigue, legal, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england

Most similar movies to The Black Candle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about society, family relations, love and romance, couples, social differences, power relations and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Black Candle: Great Expectations (1999), The Moth (1997), Trishna (2011), Vendetta (1999), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
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The Moth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: This 1940s drama presents a story of class conflict and its influence on romance. Robert Bradley leaves the shipyards to work in his uncle's furniture business but soon finds himself at odds with the old man. So he becomes a servant for the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, fatherhood, shipyard, master and servant, romance, society, social differences, love affair, love and romance, family relations, couples, power relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
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90%
The Black Velvet Gown (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a black velvet gown, and even educates her children. But ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: servant, housekeeper, love and romance, society, starting over, single parent, family relations, power relations, eviction, family life, social differences, working class ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1830s, 1840s
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, rich and poor, injustice, culture clash, couple relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, couples, power relations, unfulfillment, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, bleak, rough ...
Plot: immigrants, courtroom drama, state affairs, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, rivalry, crime, legal, politics, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, world war two, family relations, soldier, romance, society, destiny, love affair, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, social differences, friendship, family relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, friends, power relations, master and servant, servant, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1998)
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: emotional, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: innocence lost, uninhibited rivalry, power relations, injustice, couples, life is a bitch, society, romance, intrigue, couple relations, village, courtroom drama ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Silas Marner (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Adaption of George Eliot's novel. When a respectable weaver is wrongfully accused of theft, he becomes a virtual hermit until his own fortune is stolen and an orphaned child is found on his doorstep.
Style: atmospheric, touching, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: village, adoption, power relations, family relations, dishonesty, society, rivalry, orphan, hopes, family life, self discovery, false accusation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Great Expectations (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: rich and poor, generosity, power relations, family relations, boarding school life, destiny, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, haunted by the past, obsession, humble ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 2K
The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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 ⇓
54%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, mystery, unfulfillment, rivalry, investigation, dishonesty, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, romance, infidelity, adultery, family life, family relations, society, family problems, love and romance, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, social differences, false accusation, culture clash, terrorism, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, injustice, religions or cults, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.3
 587
Othello (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The story is set in the London ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: interracial relations, downfall, power relations, vengeance, tragic love, couple relations, murder, betrayal, life is a bitch, infidelity, modern day adaptation, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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All Our Desires (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Claire and Stéphane are two Lyon-based judges who could hardly be more different. She is young and enthusiastic, committed to helping those unfortunates who find themselves in debt. He is older, wiser, but disillusioned with his work and his life. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, society, legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, fighting the system, workplace, legal action, dishonesty, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, uncover truth, false accusation, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Original Intent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Matthew Cameron (Jay Richardson) is a lawyer undergoing a midlife crisis despite having a seemingly perfect life with his wife, advertising executive Jessica (Candy Clark), and his young son. When he champions a homeless shelter facing eviction, his ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, life is a bitch, society, legal action, mentally unstable, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, obsessive quest, crimes, against the odds, midlife crisis, profanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Great Expectations (2012)
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: captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, love and romance, redemption, social differences, hopes, haunted by the past, unfulfilled love, rise to the top, benefactor, romance, youth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Fifteen Streets (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In northern England around 1900, the worker John O'Brien lives near poverty in a small house in the worker's district. He falls in love with Mary, the teacher of his highly intelligent younger sister Kathy and daughter of a rich family. ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: working class, teacher, sibling rivalry, poverty, siblings relations, factory, rich and poor, love affair, impossible love, power relations, family relations, couples ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
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: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, sexy
Plot: mistress, infidelity, sister, uninhibited rivalry, royal court, love and romance, intrigue, blind ambition, romance, rise to the top, betrayal, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 1K
Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family business, workplace, society, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Making of a Lady (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,
Style: stylized, clever, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, class differences, society, strong female presence, solace, butt naked, male nudity, female protagonist, male objectification
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, college, ambition, unfulfillment, manipulation, university, friendship, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 203
Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: contemplative, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, religions or cults, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, hopes, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, sexual content, strong female presence, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 15K
Tess (1979)
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, captivating, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: tragic love, period piece, rape, innocence lost, family relations, stonehenge, peasant, revenge, marriage, farmer, love, nobility ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Almayer's Folly (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, obsession, tragic hero, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, family relations, racism, hopes, ambition, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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