Movies like Great Expectations 1974

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Great Expectations (1974)
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Great Expectations (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 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 gratitude as a result of these events.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: rich and poor, youth, obsession, romance, family relations, orphan, destiny, love and romance, hopes, generosity, social differences, haunted by the past, society, lifestyle, rise to the top, humble, criminal heroes, teaching the ways of the world, unfulfilled love, coming of age, boarding school life, once in a lifetime opportunity, power relations, christmas, lawyer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about society, family relations, social differences, youth, love and romance, power relations and orphan mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Great Expectations: David Copperfield (1970), David Copperfield (2000), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), Jerusalem (1996), David Copperfield (1999). 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: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, romance, society, rise to the top, hopes, power relations, generosity, rags to riches, orphan, coming of age, love and romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england
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95%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: generosity, orphan, unfulfilled love, love and romance, redemption, social differences, hopes, rise to the top, haunted by the past, benefactor, humble, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
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83%
Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 'Great Expectations' opens with Pip as a boy (played as an young man by newcomer Douglas Booth, 'The Pillars of the Earth') on the marshes near his home, where he encounters the desperate escapee Magwitch (Winstone). Pip is ...
Style: serious, emotional, atmospheric, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: victorian england, orphan, generosity, lovers, rags to riches, convict, romance, inheritance, society, hopes, obsession, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, family problems, family relations, disagreement, power relations, life is a bitch, young heroes, youth, society, rich and poor, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, rich and poor, adulthood, child as adult, society, young heroes, life is a bitch, survival, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, society, idealism, social differences, friendship, youth, family relations, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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51%
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Jerusalem (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Members of a devout Christian congregation try to start a new life in Palestine.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, epic, touching ...
Plot: religion, parents and children, unfulfilled love, village life, village, romance, love and romance, society, obsessive quest, escapades, hopes, religions or cults ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, holy land, europe, middle east, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: serious, uplifting, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, dysfunctional family, social differences, life is a bitch, youth, society, rivalry, social decay, siblings relations, family relations, injustice, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: charles dickens, coming of age, orphan, step parent, stepfather stepson relationship, manic, family relations, power relations, social differences, down on your luck, adulthood, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Autobiography of a Princess (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: No Overview
Style: captivating, talky, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: princess, royal family, social differences, culture clash, self discovery, friendship, introspection, isolation, friends, family relations, power relations, master and servant ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Friend Victoria (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Aged eight, Victoria spends a night in the home of a wealthy white family; years later, she encounters them again and her life is changed forever.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: interracial couple, adoption, family life, family relations, hopes, society, youth, parents and children, rich and poor, destiny, class differences, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Raja (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Raja is a nineteen year old orphan literally and figuratively scarred by life. Fred is an emotionally bankrupt westerner living amid his plush gardens and palm trees. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is a cross-cultural drama ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: unlikely couple, opposites attract, social differences, fall in love, couples, orphan, love and romance, romance, youth, society, obsession, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Hidden Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young girl, born and raised in an isolated farm, is brought to a small town to live with her cousins, her only relatives. Once in town, she encounters great difficulty adapting to city life.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: social differences, country girl, master and servant, society, youth, teaching the ways of the world, estate, power relations, strong female presence, family relations, city life, social relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, class differences, society, female protagonist, high society, deception, social problems, relationship problems, rich and poor, life is a bitch ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Jane Eyre (1997)
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: emotional, atmospheric, gothic, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: french, couples, fall in love, society, youth, estate, shyness, family relations, letter, power relations, desire, childhood ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left decades earlier in order to marry George's father. As ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, mischievous children, downfall, family life, couples, family problems, romance, society, love and romance, social differences, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
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33%
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, eviction, power relations, family relations, starting over, single parent, society, love and romance, working class, idealism, social differences ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1840s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Summer Flight (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with a brain tumor falls in love with her doctor. A reworking of the 1939 Bette Davis film "Dark Victory", director Daniel Petrie's 1963 film stars Susan Hayward.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, neurotic
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, love and romance, life is a bitch, starting over, tragic hero, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, italy, london, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: servant, family relations, hopes, friendship, social differences, power relations, friends, master and servant, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Man Who Laughs (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During a winter storm, Ursus offers shelter to two orphans, Gwynplaine and Déa; some years later, they are still living together. Gwynplaine has become a famous star, but his success threatens his relationships with Déa and Ursus.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: blind girl, orphan, disfigured face, ambition, social differences, society, love and romance, social misfits, rising to stardom, haunted by the past, noble, freak ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: secret relationship, family relations, forbidden love, rich and poor, social differences, estate, friendship, bittersweet, boy, childhood memory, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1900, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, coming of age, small town, destructive relationship, teenage life, family relations, couples, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, romance, hopes, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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 ...
Style: stylized, sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: murder, factory, false accusation, abusive husband, sculptor, sibling rivalry, mistress, performer's life, couples, injustice, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Boy Called Twist (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The harrowing tale of a South African street-kid's search for love, based on Dickens' classic story. Growing up neglected in a rural orphanage, Twist escapes to the unpredictable freedom of Cape Town, where he falls in with Fagin's ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: street kid, juvenile delinquency, young heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, orphan, society, youth, gang, rich and poor, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, semi serious, captivating
Plot: victorian england, orphan, child's point of view, aunt, charles dickens, poverty, maturation, friendship, guardian, survivor, betrayal, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, family relations, single parent, power relations, injustice, orphan, society, bittersweet, boss, friendship, boarding school life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel. At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day, realising his ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, tragic hero, betrayal, hidden truth, rise and fall, society, social relations, family problems, dishonesty, victorian england
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Vanity Fair (2004)
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: realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocrat, high society, social climbing, ambition, rise to the top, blind ambition, rich and poor, couple relations, romance, society, power relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, london, bombay india, germany ...
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27%
Let the Wind Blow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A collegian in turbulent Mumbai attempts to improve his lifestyle.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: destiny, follow your dream, rich and poor, working class, state affairs, hopes, youth, society, family relations, parents and children, political unrest, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, bombay india
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27%