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Madame Bovary (1975)
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Madame Bovary (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 220 min.
TV show
Story: Would you risk everything to achieve your dreams? For beautiful young Emma Bovary, a life of passion and excitement is worth any price. Like a moth drawn to flame, she is entranced by the exotic worlds of romance and adventure found in her favorite novels. Experience her story of illicit passion, ultimate betrayal and heartbreaking tragedy in Gustave Flaubert’s classic Madame Bovary.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: cheating wife, adulteress, village, romance, family relations, couple relations, feminism, dull life, infidelity, village life, love affair, deadend life, road not taken, society, couples, strong female presence, tragic hero, unfulfillment, social relations
Time: 19th century
Place: france, normandy

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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: serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: inheritance, aristocrat, marriage, broken engagement, dishonesty, newlyweds, couple relations, romance, gossip and rumors, family relations, priest, jealousy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1860s
Place: england, alps, london
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Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Anna Karenina (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Anna and Kitty. Two lives. One of desperate passion that ends in tragedy, the other, an existence made real through love. Two destinies that interweave, giving rise to two, so very different stories, yet lived in pursuit of the same desire- to find ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, betrayal, love affair, couple relations, couples, unfulfilled love, society, love and romance, infidelity, romance, family problems ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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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, new beginning, domestic violence, troubled marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love triangle, fall in love, alcohol abuse, looking for love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: yorkshire
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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, aristocrat, prejudice, love and romance, parents and children, parent child relationship, estate, love triangle, fall in love, gossip, marriage, secret marriage ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, britain, london, africa
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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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 ...
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Place: england
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Madame Bovary (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent. First, she gives her imagination to a law student in town, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
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Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
Place: france, europe
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The Brown Girls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 480 min.
TV show
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Beecham House (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: On the cusp of 19th century in Delhi, we following the fortunes of the residents of the titular mansion. The story begins as handsome and soulful former English soldier, John Beecham, has acquired the house to start a new life for his family and a ...
Style: realistic, serious
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Dahoam is Dahoam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dahoam is Dahoam is a German television series. The soap opera concerns the lives of the residents of the fictitious village of Lansing in Upper Bavaria. The characters speak the Bavarian dialect.
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Country: UK
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, northern england
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Madame Bovary (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The classic story of Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor in 19th century France, who engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe
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Séraphin: Heart of Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
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Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
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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, realistic, sexual, sexy
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The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
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Style: emotional, captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night, date night
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Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
TV show
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, gloomy ...
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Red Roses (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Rote Rosen is a German telenovela produced by Studio Hamburg Serienwerft Lüneburg and broadcast by Das Erste since November 6, 2006. The show is a complex telenovela, who tells one love story every season about women in their forties.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious
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Lillie (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Lillie Langtry
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Betrayal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
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Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, clever, atmospheric ...
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The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
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 ...
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Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1920s, victorian era, 20s ...
Place: england, europe
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The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, realistic, sentimental, touching
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Place: england, northern england
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Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
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Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, serious
Audience: girls' night
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