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Dickensian (2015)
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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 The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street.
Plot: charles dickens, murder, period piece
Time: victorian england, 1840s, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films and TV series with plots about charles dickens, society, orphan, social differences, family relations, love and romance and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dickensian: Great Expectations (1981), Great Expectations (1989), David Copperfield (1974), Nicholas Nickleby (1977), Great Expectations (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Great Expectations (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mini-series based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Plot: charles dickens, rags to riches, orphan, benefactor
Time: victorian england, 19th century
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Great Expectations (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Phillip Pirrip, known as Pip, meets a convict or two in a graveyard and sets into motion a series of events that lead him from a comfortable life in his brother-in-law's forge to a mysterious inheritance and his acquaintance with the eerie Miss ...
Plot: charles dickens, rags to riches, adoption, orphan, inheritance, literature
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
David Copperfield (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Plot: charles dickens, affection, compassion, orphan, childhood memory, oppression, coming of age, survivor, writing
Time: victorian era, 19th century
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Nicholas Nickleby (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 330 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Plot: charles dickens, simpleton, male female relationship, embezzlement, teacher, director, eye patch, caning, one eyed man, obese woman, injustice
Time: victorian era, 19th century
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1820s, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: inheritance, betrayal, charles dickens, social differences, lifestyle, society, dishonesty, love affair, love and romance, life is a bitch, power relations, mill ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Oliver Twist (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.
Plot: charles dickens, child, children
Time: 1830s
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 286 min.
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Plot: orphan, murder, mining
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, victorian england
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68%
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The Secret (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A tale of suspense and intrigue set in 19th century Tyneside, 'The Secret' is based on Catherine Cookson's only thriller novel. Freddie Musgrave's life is in turmoil when a letter implicates him in murder, things are further ...
Plot: period piece, united kingdom
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
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Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
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Oliver Twist (2007)
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
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.
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David Copperfield (1999)
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Country: UK, USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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51%
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49%
The Blackheath Poisonings (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
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49%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Bramwell (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england, europe, britain, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Capital City (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Time: 80s, 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: serious, bleak, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: lawsuit, orphan, family relations, murder, charles dickens, legal, estate, legal action, crimes, life is a bitch, couple relations, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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