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Vanity Fair (2018)
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Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, classic literature, atmospheric, witty
Plot: ambition, social differences, rise to the top, rich and poor, society, social climbing, life philosophy, seduction, dysfunctional family, greed, life turned upside down, british, unrequited love, female protagonist, prejudice, adaptation, napoleonic wars
Time: 19th century
Place: england

Most similar movies to Vanity Fair

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and captivating films and TV series with plots about society, social differences, power relations, rich and poor, love and romance, couples and family relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Vanity Fair: The Way We Live Now (2001), The Duchess of Duke Street (1976), Cranford (2007), David Copperfield (1999), The Mill (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Vanity Fair (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: This faithful BBC adaptation once again brings William Makepeace Thackeray's classic satirical novel to the screen. Becky Sharp (Natasha Little) is a beautiful, clever and poor girl determined to earn a higher place in society at any cost. The ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sincere, witty ...
Plot: orphan, blind ambition, romance, rise to the top, napoleonic wars, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences, life turned upside down, ambition, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
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Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: manipulation, blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, life turned upside down, ambition, society, couples, power relations, manipulations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
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68%
The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
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, witty, biting, realistic
Plot: intrigue, rich and poor, society, lifestyle, rise to the top, couple relations, fall in love, couples, power relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Duchess Of Duke Street is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, the former producer of the highly successful ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: hotel, rise to the top, rich and poor, social differences, society, power relations, master and servant, ambition, love and romance, couples, chef, historical event ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
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50%
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Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
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, clever, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, love and romance, small town, social differences, class differences, siblings relations, marriage, eligible bachelor, high society, proposal, aristocracy, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
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46%
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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: witty, serious, realistic, captivating, biting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, ambition, aristocrat, rise to the top, romance, british empire, lover, society, blind ambition, couple relations, rich and poor, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1830s, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, britain, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: boarding school, single parent, orphan, rich and poor, social differences, boarding school life, family in danger, injustice, society, family relations, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, rise to the top, rich and poor, social differences, down on your luck, dishonesty, society, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized, touching ...
Plot: working class, factory, workplace situations, society, realism, workplace, family relations, parents and children, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
Story: Martin Chuzzlewit is an old man with a large fortune and an even larger set of family and friends. A portrait of greed and selfishness, this magnificent adaptation of Dickens' comic masterpiece features an all-star cast.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: inheritance, blackmail, intrigue, manipulations, innocence lost, ambition, dishonesty, society, family relations, social relations, tribe, social climbing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, twists and turns, emotional, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, rags to riches, convict, lawyer, inheritance, power of love, lovers, obsession, social differences, romance, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, workplace situations, love affair, love and romance, department store, workplace, rise to the top, urban, ambition, power relations, shopping, high society ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 327 min.
Story: Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.
Style: witty, stylized, clever, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, looking for love, rich and poor, couple relations, wooing, unlikely couple, prejudice, social differences, pride and honor, aristocracy, initially antagonists, fall in love ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
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 ...
Style: touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, society, love affair, social differences, love and romance, high society, rich and poor, family relations, dysfunctional family, architect, gem ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, society, social relations, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, power relations, lifestyle, female nudity, dancing, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: couple relations, infidelity, romance, looking for love, love triangle, siblings relations, social differences, eccentric family, love and romance, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, power relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, mistaken identity, doll ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, immigrants, lovers reunited, love and romance, romance, society, follow your dream, rise to the top, couple relations, rich and poor, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 274 min.
Story: Follow Sugar into the underbelly of Victorian London seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.
Style: serious, captivating, biting, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, social climbing, rise and fall, mental illness, social differences, social decay, society, couples, power relations ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Mr Selfridge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Mr. Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: businessman, rise to the top, visionary, department store, american in the uk, high society, ambition, urban, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, fashion ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sense & Sensibility (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: This is the acclaimed 2008 BBC adaptation of the famous Jane Austen novel. While it originally aired as a 3-part miniseries, this home video release includes a single uninterrupted version of the entire film.
Style: witty, stylized, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, love triangle, love and romance, society, countryside, fall in love, social relations, wooing, duel, manners, love affair, village ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sense and Sensibility (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: jane austen, love, love triangle, master and servant, unlikely couple, infidelity, village, romance, looking for love, love affair, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: rich and poor, love affair, love triangle, social differences, romance, love and romance, society, power relations, master and servant, betrayal, working class, ambition ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.8
 814
Mansfield Park (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 261 min.
Story: Drama series based on the novel by Jane Austen. Mansfield Park is the magnificient country residence of Sir Thomas Bertram and his family. It is here that their poor relation Fanny Price is brought up. Never allowed to forget her good fortune, Fanny ...
Style: serious, witty, realistic
Plot: estate, social differences, love and romance, rich and poor, wooing, love triangle, romance, society, couples, family relations, snobbism, hypocrisy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.4
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Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
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 ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, gothic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, social differences, estate, romance, family secret, prejudice, childhood ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
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: clever, uplifting, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, love and romance, gossip, ship, estate, marriage, death, aristocrat, secret marriage, love triangle, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1830s, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england, europe, africa, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 117
Behaving Badly (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Behaving Badly is a 1989 British television serial directed by David Tucker. The teleplay by Catherine Heath and Moira Williams is based on Heath's novel of the same name. It was initially broadcast by Channel 4. The series was released on DVD ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, unlikely couple, starting over, housewife, suburbs, human nature, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, family relations, lifestyle, workplace situations, society, workplace, rise to the top, photographer, siblings relations, ambition, social relations, media sensation ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
To the Ends of the Earth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 267 min.
Story: From Nobel Laureate William Golding's (Lord of the Flies) epic sea-voyage trilogy comes the story of an ambitious British aristocrat, humbled by the lives of his fellow passengers, as he embarks on an ocean voyage for Australia where he is to ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, epic, realistic
Plot: ship, coming of age, diary, introspection, rich and poor, sea voyage, ocean or sea, social differences, fall in love, social relations, unlikely couple, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: family relations, immigrants, rise to the top, sibling relationship, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences, against the odds, family life, ambition, society, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%