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Brideshead Revisited (1981)
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Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 659 min.
Story: In this eleven parts British television serial, Charles Ryder's involvement with members of the aristocratic Marchmain/Flyte family is followed throughout the years between the two World Wars.
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, touching, clever, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, aristocracy, mistress, catholicism, family relations, soldier, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, destructive relationship, obsessive quest, bohemian life, society, couples, conflict, innocence, siblings relations, social climbing, unfulfillment, power relations, romance, love, alcoholic ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, oxford university, venice

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films and TV series with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, family relations, couple relations, society and infidelity mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Brideshead Revisited: The Forsyte Saga (2002), A Woman of Substance (1984), The Forsyte Saga (1967), The Heart of Me (2002), The Thorn Birds (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious
Plot: couple relations, society, social differences, love affair, high society, love and romance, parents and children, rich and poor, family relations, dysfunctional family, gem, architect ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20s, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, europe
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100%
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: epic, sincere, clever, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, nobility, oxford, university, longing, understanding, society, couple relations, friends, siblings relations, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, morocco, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Woman of Substance (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 490 min.
Story: A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, stylized, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: store, pregnancy, ambition, working class, female protagonist, inheritance, master and servant, family problems, love affair, couples, society, vengeance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: stylized, serious, epic, realistic, touching ...
Plot: love affair, love and romance, rich and poor, dysfunctional family, intrigue, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, romance, celebrity culture, haunted by the past, society, love affair ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, family saga, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, destiny, tragic love, love and romance, hopes, love affair, priest, fall in love, social differences, sex with a priest ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, mine
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Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, tragicomedy, stylized, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, master and servant, aristocracy, love and romance, family relations, family life, high society, countryside, manners, parents and children, inheritance, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: atmospheric, sincere, stylized, emotional, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love, jane austen, family life, wooing, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, love and romance, village life, siblings relations, rich and poor, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Dawson's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, emotional, serious
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, love triangle, small town, coming of age, teenage life, couples, self discovery, high school life, romance, couple relations, first sex, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature ...
Style: clever, realistic, psychological, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, lieutenant, romance, couples, dishonesty, love affair, postmodernism, artists and showbiz, love and romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 80s, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Any Human Heart (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Story: A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: encounter, writer's life, love and romance, king, historical character, love affair, memoir, change, mistress, lovers, middle aged, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 20s, 50s, 80s ...
Place: england, usa, france, new york, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Lovin' Molly (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, farm, widow, couple relations, romance, small town, love and romance, friends, fall in love, couples, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Lady Chatterley (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: Lady Constance Chatterley is married to the handicapped Sir Clifford Chatterley, who was wounded in the First World War. When they move to his family's estate, Constance meets their tough-yet-quiet groundskeeper, Oliver Mellors. Soon, she ...
Style: sexual, serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
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Time: 20s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Hollyoaks (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The daily soap that follows the loves, lives and misdemeanours of a group of people living in the Chester village of Hollyoaks where anything could, and frequently does, happen...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, teenage boy, teenage girl, youth, college life, teenage life, family problems, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family life ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The 7.39 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, epic ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, political unrest, dictatorship, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, family life, family relations, farm, justice ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Wuthering Heights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gothic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, unfulfilled love, estate, social differences, family relations, obsession, forbidden love, punishment, abuse, couples, destructive relationship, society ...
Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Coming Home (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Drama about the Dunar and Carey-Lewis families, before during and after WW2.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 1930s, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: intellectual, emotional, sexual, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Line of Beauty (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Remains of the Day (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, touching, captivating, clever ...
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Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, prejudice, 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 ⇓
23%
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Emma (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriet Smith. Emma is desperate for ...
Style: feel good, witty, colourful, captivating, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love and romance, looking for love, opposites attract, matchmaking, fall in love, aristocracy, couples, friendship, romance, rich and poor, countryside, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 18th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere, exciting
Plot: friendship, family problems, family life, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, family feud, family relations, infidelity, borderline personality disorder, abortion, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, social differences, lifestyle, society, dishonesty, couples, love affair, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, yale university, chicago illinois, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Forced by poverty to seek support, the innocent Tess Durbeyfield seeks the help of the D'Urbervilles.
Style: sincere, clever, realistic, talky
Plot: poverty, love and romance, life is a bitch, innocence, village life, dishonesty, couples, family relations, society, deception, pregnancy, master and servant ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Facing Windows (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, friendship, memory, ghetto, accountant, old man, holocaust survivor, crumbling marriage, fall in love, memory loss, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Thirtysomething (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, stylized, serious ...
Plot: yuppie, friendship, advertising, parenthood, thirtysomething life, parents and children, suburban life, family relations, couple relations, couples, suburbs, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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