Movies and TV shows like Brideshead Revisited 1981

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Brideshead Revisited (1981)
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Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 659 min.
TV show
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: world war two, friendship, romance, aristocracy, family relations, mistress, catholicism, soldier, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, self discovery, infidelity, destructive relationship, obsessive quest, bohemian life, society, couples, conflict, upscale, innocence, siblings relations, social climbing, unfulfillment, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 20s
Place: venice, oxford university, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films and TV series with plots about love and romance, couples, family relations, society, couple relations, romance and social differences mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Brideshead Revisited: The Forsyte Saga (2002), Downton Abbey (2010), Emma (2009), Mansfield Park (1983), The Camomile Lawn (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco, USA
Duration: 134 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: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, alcohol abuse, friendship, catholicism, couples, fall in love, love and romance, love triangle, friends, understanding, society, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, morocco, venice, europe, oxford university ...
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The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
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: realistic, stylized, touching, serious, saga ...
Plot: high society, family relations, love affair, society, couple relations, love and romance, wealthy family, rich and poor, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: england, europe
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Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
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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, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, manners, countryside, love and romance, butler, traditional versus modern, family life, family relations, social differences, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe
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Emma (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: jane austen, aristocracy, looking for love, love and romance, fall in love, opposites attract, friendship, matchmaking, love triangle, marriage, romance, female protagonist ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1800s, 18th century ...
Place: england, london
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Mansfield Park (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 261 min.
TV show
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, witty, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, wooing, love and romance, estate, love triangle, romance, couples, family relations, romantic rivalry, cousin cousin relationship, adultery, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
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The Camomile Lawn (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 258 min.
TV show
Story: Presents the lives and loves of a family of cousins from 1939 to the present. Follows very closely the Mary Wesley novel. Begins with a funeral and uses the reminiscences of those gathered to fill in details in the lives of Richard and Helena and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, family gatherings, world war two, social differences, reunion, siblings relations, couple relations, homecoming, wartime life, death in the family, eccentric family, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, europe, cornwall
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The Glass Virgin (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy
Plot: youth, prostitute, love and romance, coming of age, couples, working class, society, romance, wedding, family life, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england
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The Tide of Life (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Tide of Life follows the fortunes of young housekeeper, Emily Kennedy, as she learns about relationships with three very different men. Forced from home of her first employer, Sep McGilby after his plans to marry her come to tragic end, Emily finds ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: life turned upside down, farm, estate, power relations, family relations, boss and employee, innocence lost, couple relations, society, gender, tragic hero, romance ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era, 1900s
Place: england, northern england
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A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village life, romance, infidelity, adultery, family life, family relations, love and romance, family problems, society, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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A Woman of Substance (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 490 min.
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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: stylized, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
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The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: family saga, stylized, touching, epic, serious ...
Plot: rich and poor, love affair, love and romance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, couple relations, power relations, family problems, romance, intrigue ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century
Place: england, london
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 199 min.
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Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Audience: girls' night
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
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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: serious, sexual, gloomy, stylized, atmospheric ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
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Style: serious, captivating, stylized, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where things begin happily -- but they become increasingly complicated as the ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, gloomy, sincere ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: husband wife relationship, love, wealthy family, family life, family, parents and children, love and romance, ambition, family relations, friendship, marital argument, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
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Duration: 171 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
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The Waltons (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Waltons is an American television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer's Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The show is centered on a family in a rural Virginia community during the Great Depression and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious
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Sparkhouse (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, melancholic, gloomy ...
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Days of Our Lives (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional
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AKA (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: gay teenager, child abuse, male prostitute, working class, hidden identity, frame up, social differences, couple relations, couples, society, love and romance, dishonesty ...
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Georgia O'Keeffe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: couples, destructive relationship, rise to the top, couple relations, obsession, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, love and romance, husband wife relationship, mortality, friendship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s ...
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Falling in Love Again (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: reunion, love, high school reunion, midlife crisis, romance, couples, couple relations, infidelity, lifestyle, self discovery, memory, road trip ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, argentina
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Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in parliament, especially when King George V dies, Mrs. Simpson gets divorced, and King ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: society, moral dilemma, true love, royal family, relationship vs career, social differences, wedding, couples, family relations, power relations, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: england
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Upstairs Downstairs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: master and servant, high society, butler, millionaire, family values, marriage, family relations, lifestyle, racial issues, housewife, rich and poor, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
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