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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: family relations, orphan, murder, lawsuit, charles dickens, crimes, couple relations, legal action, injustice, destiny, life is a bitch, journalism, legal, social differences, society, human nature, dishonesty, introspection, estate, rivalry, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, love, lawyer, writers ...
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 realistic, serious, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, society, legal, family relations, dishonesty, life is a bitch and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House: Bleak House (2005), Our Mutual Friend (1998), Kavanagh QC (1995), Oliver Twist (1999), Dickensian (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bleak House (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 510 min.
TV show
Story: A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, mysterious, realistic
Plot: estate, secret, intrigue, charles dickens, investigation, orphan, uncover truth, social differences, inheritance, haunted by the past, lawyer, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
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: 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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Kavanagh QC (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
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Story: Kavanagh QC is a British television series made by Central Television for ITV between 1995 and 2001. It is often repeated on ITV3, and series 1–6 are available on Region 2 DVDs. The series starred John Thaw as barrister James Kavanagh QC who ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, family relations, lawyer, judge, life is a bitch, rebellion, courtroom drama, rivalry, crimes, family life, legal, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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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: emotional, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, life is a bitch, confined, coming of age, crimes, society, danger, child in peril, apprentice, injustice, youth ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, england, 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: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: charles dickens, murder, crimes, investigation, family relations, police, period piece
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1840s, victorian era
Place: england, london
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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
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, lgbt, marriage of convenience, cons and scams, fall in love, thief, betrayal, deception, psychiatric ward, dishonesty ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian england, victorian
Place: london, europe, england
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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
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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, realistic, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, injustice, family relations, false accusation, parents and children, life is a bitch, crime, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
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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
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Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: inheritance, blackmail, charles dickens, manipulations, ambition, innocence lost, manipulation, devious, society, intrigue, cheating, family relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, usa
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24%
Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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, realistic, twists and turns, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, generosity, lovers, rags to riches, convict, romance, inheritance, destiny, obsession, hopes, society, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, victorian, 1820s
Place: england, london
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Criminal Justice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
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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: bleak, serious, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: prison life, life is a bitch, confined, legal investigation, accused of murder, crime, crimes, legal, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyers and clients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, jury, murder, uncover truth, legal, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, crimes, price of justice, lawyers and clients, support group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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He Knew He Was Right (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
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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: realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, aristocrat, marriage, broken engagement, family relations, dishonesty, newlyweds, couple relations, romance, gossip and rumors, village life, insecurity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england, 1860s
Place: england, alps, london
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The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
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Story: This drama tells the real-life story of retired schoolteacher Christopher Jefferies who was initially questioned by police as a suspect in the murder of Jo Yeates who rented a flat from him. He was vilified by the press, partly on account of his ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, murder suspect, media coverage, landlord, false accusation, dishonesty, murder, life is a bitch, crimes, police, deadly, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, police investigation, lawsuit, murder, courtroom, legal, police brutality, vicious, law enforcement, haunted by the past, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: City of Vice is a British historical crime drama television series set in Georgian London and was first screened on 14 January 2008 on Channel 4. It is produced by Touchpaper Television part of the RDF Media Group. The series mixes fiction with fact ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspense, rough ...
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Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: london, england
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Oliver Twist (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
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Story: Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth. He is soon delivered to the workhouse, where the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, thief, child's point of view, street kid, social decay, friendship, youth, life is a bitch, danger, injustice, society, child abuse ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london
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Vanity Fair (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, sincere, witty ...
Plot: manipulation, orphan, satire, manipulations, ambition, love and romance, romance, blind ambition, dishonesty, society, rise to the top, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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Lucan (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
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Story: Drama about infamous aristocrat Lord Lucan, who mysteriously disappeared in 1974 after being accused of murdering his children's nanny.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, stylized
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, 2000s
Place: england, london, english channel
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Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2011. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk."
Style: serious, clever, realistic, captivating
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Place: england, europe
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American Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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Story: An anthology drama focusing on all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system dealing with crimes committed in America.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Sculptress (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to write a book about her life, author Rosalind Leigh (Goodall) ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
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Time: 90s
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Garrow's Law (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
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Story: The true tale of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: legal, judge, idealism, uncover truth, rivalry, lawyer, injustice, social problems, treason, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
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Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, judge, courtroom, obsession, legal action, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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Rumpole of the Bailey (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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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 ...
Style: clever, witty, serious, realistic
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Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: london, europe, england
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The Whole Truth (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, captivating, stylized, witty ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, workplace situations, moral dilemma, family relations, private investigator, legal, crimes, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, psychological ...
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Time: 19th century
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