Movies and TV shows like Vanity Fair 2018

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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: social differences, british, ambition, rise to the top, rich and poor, society, social climbing, life philosophy, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, unrequited love, female protagonist, prejudice, adaptation, seduction, greed, napoleonic wars
Time: 19th century
Place: england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and touching films and TV series with plots about society, social differences, couples, love and romance, rich and poor, power relations and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Vanity Fair: Cranford (2007), Great Expectations (2011), Pride and Prejudice (1995), Sense & Sensibility (2008), The Wingless Bird (1997). 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: realistic, captivating, stylized, sincere, serious ...
Plot: orphan, life turned upside down, romance, ambition, society, feminism, social differences, couple relations, manipulations, social climbing, power relations, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
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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, witty ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, ambition, aristocrat, rise to the top, social climbing, blind ambition, rich and poor, couple relations, romance, british empire, life turned upside down, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1810s, 1800s ...
Place: england, europe, bombay india, brussels belgium, britain ...
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100%
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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: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: manipulation, couple relations, life turned upside down, romance, manipulations, rich and poor, love and romance, wooing, couples, dishonesty, rise to the top, blind ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
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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, atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, aristocracy, small town, love and romance, social differences, high society, marriage, class differences, family relations, siblings relations, eligible bachelor, proposal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, gloomy, atmospheric, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, convict, lawyer, rags to riches, lovers, power of love, inheritance, obsession, stranger, youth, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1820s
Place: england
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100%
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, rich and poor, prejudice, looking for love, couple relations, pride and honor, aristocracy, unlikely couple, wooing, social differences, initially antagonists, fall in love ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, biting, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, social climbing, rich and poor, couple relations, love affair, reform, ambition, social differences, rise and fall, mentally unstable, society, heir heiress ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: romanticism, classic literature, romantic, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: sister sister relationship, love triangle, society, love and romance, rich and poor, love affair, romance, love, wooing, class differences, jane austen, duel ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: rich and poor, family relations, power relations, love triangle, betrayal, ambition, master and servant, romance, love and romance, working class, couples, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, gothic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, unlikely couple, rich and poor, fall in love, love affair, social differences, looking for love, estate, dark hero, romance, family secret, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, witty
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, wooing, estate, love triangle, family relations, romance, couples, romantic rivalry, adultery, cousin cousin relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: uplifting, serious, clever, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, family relations, love triangle, couple relations, fall in love, prejudice, secret marriage, aristocrat, gossip, marriage, parent child relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1830s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, lifestyle, photographer, family relations, workplace situations, society, notoriety, workplace, rise to the top, ambition, social relations, staff ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
Story: North & South is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC and originally broadcast in four episodes on BBC One in November and December 2004. It follows the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman from southern England who has to ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, prejudice, pride and honor, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, young woman, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, stylized, semi serious, sincere
Plot: hotel, ambition, power relations, social differences, society, couples, master and servant, love and romance, rich and poor, rise to the top, historical event, world war one ...
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Place: england, europe, london
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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: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, rich and poor, workplace situations, siblings relations, parents and children, mechanic, life is a bitch, factory, power relations, family relations, factory worker, social differences ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: blackmail, inheritance, self involved, family relations, social relations, social climbing, intrigue, manipulations, ambition, society, tribe, innocence lost ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: serious, stylized, witty, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, love and romance, couples, looking for love, wooing, eccentric family, family relations, power relations, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, social differences, society, rich and poor, couple relations, social relations, power relations, couples, dishonesty, dancing, classmate, fortune telling ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, hopes, romance, immigrants, lovers apart, couple relations, love and romance, renewed love, rich and poor, follow your dream, starvation, lovers reunited ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, witty, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, jane austen, love, unlikely couple, fall in love, romance, village life, rich and poor, unfulfilled love, infidelity, wooing, looking for love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: realistic, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, rich and poor, power relations, family relations, social differences, human nature, society, starting over, infidelity, suburban life, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
To Serve Them All My Days (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 673 min.
Story: David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school in S.W. England. He is not at all sure he can do the job, but ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, touching, talky
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, hopes, rich and poor, wartime life, idealism, working class, teachers and students, rise to the top, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: biting, witty, serious, realistic
Plot: society, intrigue, lifestyle, rich and poor, prejudice, couples, power relations, rise to the top, couple relations, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1800s, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: maid, butler, high society, rich and poor, love and romance, master and servant, couple relations, society, lifestyle, social differences, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Upstairs Downstairs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, stylized, serious, touching
Plot: master and servant, high society, society, marriage, family values, family life, family tradition, lifestyle, social differences, aristocracy, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Desperate Romantics (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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: realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: artist, painting, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, bohemian life, lust, rebellion, social relations, lifestyle, aristocracy, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1995)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: rich and poor, estate, misfit, family, rise to the top, adolescence vs adulthood, mischievous children, master and servant, society, social differences, fish out of water, youth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mansfield Park (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Mansfield Park, poverty-stricken Fanny Price is sent away to live with her wealthy uncle and aunt at Mansfield Park. As she struggles to adapt to her new lifestyle she begins to attract the attentions of suitors, learning about the sexual ...
Style: realistic, stylized, witty, romantic, biting ...
Plot: love triangle, estate, society, social differences, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, family relations, romance, unfulfilled love, couples, hypocrisy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
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: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, media sensation, unfulfilled love, tragic hero, family problems, romance, destructive relationship, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%