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Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
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Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Original name: Bleak House
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: charles dickens, police, murder, orphan, family relations, lawsuit, legal action, crimes, destiny, life is a bitch, journalism, injustice, legal, rivalry, social differences, society, introspection, estate, courtroom drama, human nature, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, couple relations, love, lawyer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, society, family relations, lawyer, legal and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and History genres. Some movies like Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House: Bleak House (2005), Our Mutual Friend (1998), Dickensian (2015), Oliver Twist (1999), Fingersmith (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bleak House (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 510 min.
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Story: A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.
Style: captivating, serious, bleak, mysterious, suspense ...
Plot: estate, charles dickens, aristocracy, intrigue, secret, investigation, orphan, uncover truth, social differences, injustice, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: charles dickens, victorian england, love, betrayal, inheritance, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, dishonesty, social differences, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, atmospheric, controversial
Plot: charles dickens, victorian england, investigation, murder, murder investigation, family problems, crimes, city life, social problems, money problems, financial problem, private investigation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, london
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
TV show
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.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak, gloomy
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: orphan, charles dickens, child abuse, child in peril, injustice, crimes, society, confined, coming of age, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s
Place: london, europe, england
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Fingersmith (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of two young women collide in Victorian England when a trio of 'fingersmiths' (pick-pockets) concoct an elaborate scam to defraud a young heiress of her inheritance. The story alternates between the twisting back alleyways of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
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Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, ireland
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David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
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: serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: charles dickens, coming of age, step parent, youth, stepfather stepson relationship, orphan, society, dishonesty, rise to the top, life is a bitch, manic, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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Criminal Justice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 584 min.
TV show
Story: The worst thing Ben has ever done is, tonight, he takes his Dad's black cab out without his permission. But that's not why Ben ends the evening in a police cell. What looked to be a spontaneous evening of fun with a sexy stranger, Melanie, ...
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: prison life, courtroom, accused of murder, life is a bitch, legal investigation, confined, legal, crimes, murder, mystery, lawyers and clients, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
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Story: The Jury is a British television serial broadcast in 2002. The series was the first ever to be allowed to film inside the historic Old Bailey courthouse.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 300 min.
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Story: On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating ...
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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: date night, girls' night
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
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The Jury (2004)
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Lucan (2013)
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Country: UK
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 108 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
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Story: As District Attorney Kathryn Peale and defense attorney Jimmy Nolan rally their teams around their arguments and prepare to go head-to-head in the the courtroom, they make frantic moves and countermoves of complex legal wrangling to tilt justice in ...
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Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rumpole of the Bailey is a British television series created and written by the British writer and barrister John Mortimer. It stars Leo McKern as Horace Rumpole, an aging London barrister who defends any and all clients, and has been spun off into ...
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
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TV show
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic
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David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
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Time: 19th century, victorian era
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The Take (2009)
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