Movies and TV shows like 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: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic, clever, emotional, psychological, gloomy, tense, touching
Plot: friendship, aristocracy, catholicism, mistress, self discovery, couple relations, fountain, religious conversion, marital separation, husband wife estrangement, alcoholic, artist, love, infidelity, romance, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, soldier, obsessive quest, destructive relationship, love triangle, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 40s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: oxford university, england, 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 couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, family relations, society and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like Brideshead Revisited: A Woman of Substance (1984), The Forsyte Saga (2002), The Forsyte Saga (1967), The Heart of Me (2002), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, clever, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, friends, innocence, loss, couples, fall in love, couple relations, love triangle, siblings relations, love and romance, society, longing ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, morocco, europe, london
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, yorkshire
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, society, love affair, social differences, love and romance, high society, rich and poor, family relations, dysfunctional family, architect, gem ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe
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The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, family relations, intrigue, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england
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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, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
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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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: tragedy, love, adultery, lieutenant, actress, romance, postmodernism, destructive relationship, love affair, love and romance, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 80s, victorian, 20th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe
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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, stylized, realistic, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, master and servant, aristocracy, family relations, family life, parents and children, love and romance, social differences, countryside, high society, inheritance, manners ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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 7.0
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The 7.39 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: After fighting for a seat on their morning commute, Sally and Carl begin talking and suddenly their daily train journey becomes a lot more interesting. Carl is happily married, Sally's engaged - where's the harm? Yet they find themselves ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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: serious, sexual, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: 20s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s
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The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: estate, coup d'etat, farm, paranormal phenomena, revolution, political unrest, politics, poisoning, gold, dictatorship, conservative, generation gap ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Remains of the Day (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, clever, serious ...
Plot: master and servant, butler, aristocracy, jewish, loyalty, couple relations, housekeeper, newspaper, flower, country house, romance, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sense and Sensibility (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Portugal, UK
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The End of the Affair (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: clever, emotional, serious, sexual, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
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Story: North & South is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC and originally broadcast in four episodes on BBC One in November and December 2004. It follows the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman from southern England who has to ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 327 min.
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Style: witty, stylized, clever, romantic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
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Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
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Style: clever, sincere, realistic, talky
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: serious, sexual, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France
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Style: atmospheric, talky, serious, sexy, realistic ...
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Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century, post world war one ...
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22%
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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, epic, stylized, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
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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 ...
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The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel ...
Style: serious, witty, biting, realistic
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Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.9
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Emmerdale (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The lives of several families in the Yorkshire Dales revolve around a farm and the nearby village. With murders, affairs, lies, deceit, laughter and tears, it's all there in the village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: village, farm, family relations, social relations, family problems, family, dialogue, parents and children, honest, friendship, lifestyle, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england
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