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The Black Velvet Gown (1991)
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The Black Velvet Gown (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a black velvet gown, and even educates her children. But when Riah discovers the reason behind Miller's gifts, she vows to leave his house, but Miller has a hold on her, even after his death, when he leaves his house to her on the condition that she never marry. Riah's daughter, Biddy, grows up and becomes a laundress in a large house where her education keeps her from fitting in and makes her a target. But it also catches the eye of a son of the house, and with Miller's legacies, Biddy may yet find her way to happiness.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: servant, housekeeper, family relations, love and romance, family life, starting over, social differences, society, working class, single parent, idealism, eviction, power relations, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes, nanny, master and servant, christmas, dancing, school, pregnancy, doctor, violin, education ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1840s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about society, power relations, social differences, family relations, love and romance, couples and rich and poor mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Black Velvet Gown: Cranford (2007), A Simple Heart (2008), The Making of a Lady (2012), Upstairs, Downstairs (1971), The Moth (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, family relations, social differences, friendship, power relations, friends, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, servant, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
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100%
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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41%
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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100%
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The Moth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: This 1940s drama presents a story of class conflict and its influence on romance. Robert Bradley leaves the shipyards to work in his uncle's furniture business but soon finds himself at odds with the old man. So he becomes a servant for the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war one, shipyard, fatherhood, family relations, couples, estate, social differences, love affair, power relations, love and romance, romance, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
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39%
The Black Candle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: factory, murder, false accusation, sculptor, abusive husband, sibling rivalry, mistress, romance, life is a bitch, intrigue, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, society, rise to the top, romance, power relations, generosity, hopes, rags to riches, orphan, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london
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35%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, social differences, idealism, friendship, society, family relations, youth, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, school ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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34%
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Great Expectations (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: rich and poor, humble, once in a lifetime opportunity, power relations, boarding school life, destiny, unfulfilled love, teaching the ways of the world, social differences, haunted by the past, obsession, generosity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
29%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, family relations, child in peril, rich and poor, down on your luck, boarding school life, destiny, alcohol abuse, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Jane Eyre (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, gothic, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: french, couples, youth, society, fall in love, estate, power relations, childhood, love triangle, couple relations, rich and poor, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beautiful Dreamers (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: mental institution, wrongfully committed, power relations, disability, lifestyle, life is a bitch, human nature, doctors and patients, human spirit, friendship, mental illness, idealism ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, canada, london, europe
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27%
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: island, undercover, hidden identity, family problems, dishonesty, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, redemption, orphan, obsessive quest, female director, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Love & Rage (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Isle Of Man, Ireland, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Daniel Craig stars as the notorious chancer in this interpretation of the affair between James Lynchehaun (who inspired Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World) and the ‘yellow woman’.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, suspense, biting
Plot: obsession, romance, dishonesty, society, politics, mysterious character, couples, tragic love, love affair, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
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: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, rich and poor, social differences, step parent, family relations, manic, power relations, adulthood, rise to the top, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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
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26%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, self discovery, friends, power relations, misfit, lifestyle, hardcase students, dedicated educator, teenage life, teachers and students, coming of age, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
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26%
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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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26%
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, power relations, down on your luck, family problems, family relations, babies and infants, politics, adoption, master and servant, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
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26%
Far from the Madding Crowd (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: This powerful adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel spins a story of passion and destruction set in the nineteenth century. The proud, flighty and bewitching Bathsheba Everdene finds herself entangled into the passions of three men and her ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, social differences, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, society, couples, power relations, rich and poor, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1800s
Place: europe, england
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26%
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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, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocrat, high society, ambition, rise to the top, social climbing, rich and poor, couple relations, blind ambition, romance, society, life turned upside down, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1820s, 1810s ...
Place: england, europe, london, bombay india, britain ...
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26%
Little Dorrit (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 357 min.
Story: A drama based on the novel by Charles Dickens which tells the story of Arthur Clennam who is thrown into a debtor's prison. There he meets a young seamstress whose father has been imprisoned for twenty-five years. A film in originally released ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, family relations, social differences, love and romance, master and servant, society, life is a bitch, rise to the top, parents and children, fall in love, couple relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, venice, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Autobiography of a Princess (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: No Overview
Style: talky, captivating, contemplative, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: princess, self discovery, culture clash, social differences, isolation, introspection, royal family, friendship, lifestyle, friends, family relations, power relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Accident (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William, is engaged to the beautiful Anna, and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These ...
Style: clever, psychological, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, car accident, seduction, torment, professor, oxford, social differences, dangerous attraction, school, family life, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
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25%
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted by the past, boarding school life, love and romance, crimes, master and servant, mind game, society, boarding school, family relations, love triangle, siblings relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: serious, sentimental, atmospheric, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, dysfunctional family, rivalry, society, youth, family relations, injustice, social decay, siblings relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, london
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25%
The Kitchen Toto (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a priest slain by the Mau Mau moves in with a police officer and his wife in 1950 Kenya.
Style: sincere, disturbing, biting, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: racism, social differences, family life, domestic disturbance, politics, political unrest, discrimination, interracial relations, moral dilemma, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
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24%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, society, ambition, betrayal, social differences, love triangle, love affair, working class, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
David Copperfield (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An orphan with a rough childhood becomes a barrister.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, friendship, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, adulthood, life is a bitch, child as adult, survival, rich and poor, society, young heroes, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%