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Desperate Romantics (2009)
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Desperate Romantics (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
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, bleak, disturbing
Plot: painting, rebellion, lust, bohemian life, lifestyle, love and romance, couples, rebelliousness, artist, performer's life, aristocracy, artists and showbiz, social relations, painter, art
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about love and romance, society, couples, family relations, social differences, power relations and couple relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Desperate Romantics: The Paradise (2012), He Knew He Was Right (2004), The Impressionists (2006), Life in Squares (2015), White Heat (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, love and romance, fashion, love affair, flirting, rise to the top, high society, nouveau riche, power relations, workplace, ambition, shopping ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
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He Knew He Was Right (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: He Knew He Was Right was a 2004 BBC TV adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel He Knew He Was Right. The mini-series portrays the failure of a marriage caused by the unreasonable jealousy of a husband exacerbated by the stubbornness of a wilful ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, aristocrat, marriage, broken engagement, family relations, dishonesty, newlyweds, couple relations, romance, gossip and rumors, village life, insecurity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1860s
Place: england, alps, london
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The Impressionists (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Manet. Entirely based on documentary evidence, special effects transport the viewer inside some of the ...
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: bohemian life, painting, historical character, career, painter, artist, rise and fall, talented, poverty, lifestyle, french, performer's life ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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56%
Life in Squares (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
TV show
Story: A story of the close and often fraught relationship between sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, 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: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: society, love affair, social relations, lifestyle, destiny, love and romance, friendship, friends, group of friends, drug addict, flatmate, ethnic diversity ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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41%
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
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, charles dickens, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, power relations, social differences, love affair, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england
Place: london, england, europe
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39%
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, male objectification, female protagonist
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, london
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36%
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, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, couple relations, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, couples, social relations, power relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), rich and poor, social differences, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
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36%
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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, master and servant, lifestyle, rich and poor, couples, love and romance, society, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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35%
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: manipulation, satire, love and romance, blind ambition, dishonesty, rich and poor, social differences, ambition, manipulations, society, romance, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Gaskell's enchanting tale of romance, scandal, and intrigue in a gossipy English town comes to Masterpiece Theatre in a lavish four-part production of Wives and Daughters, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies.Davies, who ...
Style: uplifting, serious, clever, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, prejudice, love and romance, parents and children, aristocrat, parent child relationship, love triangle, fall in love, estate, secret marriage, gossip, marriage ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: touching, sentimental, clever, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, bittersweet, friends, power relations, family relations, high society, social differences, friendship, love and romance, babies and infants ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
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34%
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Jamaica Inn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to ...
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: petty criminal, dangerous attraction, murder, couples, deadly, smuggling, romancing a criminal, woman in danger, crimes, danger, innkeeper, hotel ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
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33%
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Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, clever, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, aristocracy, small town, social differences, family relations, love and romance, class differences, eligible bachelor, high society, family life, love triangle, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: master and servant, high society, butler, millionaire, family values, marriage, family relations, lifestyle, racial issues, housewife, rich and poor, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
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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 ...
Plot: intrigue, lifestyle, society, rich and poor, rise to the top, fall in love, power relations, life is a bitch, prejudice, greed, social differences, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1800s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: family saga, stylized, touching, epic, serious ...
Plot: rich and poor, love affair, love and romance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, couple relations, power relations, family problems, romance, intrigue ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Bramwell (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Bramwell is a British television series starring Jemma Redgrave as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell, a woman challenging the domination of men in the medical establishment, who runs a free hospital for the poor in the East End of London, during the late ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: charity, looking for love, social differences, parents and children, discrimination, strong female presence, disagreement, goodhearted, sexism, surgery, matchmaking, power relations ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Mrs Biggs (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Charmian Biggs (née Powell), the rebellious product of a strict 1950s upbringing, and her whirlwind romance with Ronald Biggs leading to a descent into crime, most infamously 1963's Great Train Robbery.
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: criminal heroes, heist, love and romance, crimes, love affair, couple relations, family relations, wanted, couples, crime and punishment
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 50s
Place: england, australia, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.
Style: emotional, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, life is a bitch, confined, coming of age, crimes, society, danger, child in peril, apprentice, injustice, youth ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, stylized, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: english countryside, village life, friendship, hopes, society, family business, social relations, father son relationship, love and romance, village, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
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28%
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, child birth, childbirth, village, family, shell shock
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Doctor Thorne (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the penniless Mary Thorne, who grows up with her rich aunt/cousins at Greshamsbury Park estate.
Style: cynical, captivating, thought provoking, sentimental, touching
Plot: english countryside, family drama, ward, physician, aristocrat, village, family relations, social differences, intrigue, couples, society, love and romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 159 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: romance, troubled marriage, new beginning, domestic violence, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, alcohol abuse, looking for love, working class, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: yorkshire
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27%
The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 274 min.
TV show
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, social climbing, rich and poor, mental illness, social differences, mistress, couple relations, couples, high society, diary, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: prison, couples, family relations, coping, social relations, housewife, parents and children, crimes, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, rich and poor, family in danger, down on your luck, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, injustice, power relations, friendship, social differences ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: charles dickens, murder, crimes, investigation, family relations, police, period piece
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1840s, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Glass Virgin (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy
Plot: youth, prostitute, love and romance, coming of age, couples, working class, society, romance, wedding, family life, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Jane Eyre (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After living a miserable life with her aunt, orphaned Jane Eyre is sent to Lowood, a residential school for children of limited means. Jane takes the advice of her friend and over many years takes her studies seriously, eventually advertising for a ...
Style: serious, stylized, sentimental, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, estate, governess, orphan, rich and poor, fall in love, couple relations, dark hero, society, social differences, blind character, power of love ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%