Films about high society

Films about high society
List of the best films about high society according to the audience: Gone with the Wind, Rebecca, The Irishman, Lady Chatterley's Lover, An Ideal Husband, Hair, Henri 4, Gosford Park, Anna Karenina, American Psycho.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Duration03:42
CharactersPoor
PlotLove triangle, Jealousy
PlaceEstate
StyleTo cry, Soulful, For girls, By books, Fascinating

An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Orphans
PlotLove, True love, Investigation, Obsession, Love at first sight
PlaceEngland, Estate
StylePsychological problems, By books, Tense, Disturbing

After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Lawyers
PlotWar, Dancing, Travel, Money, Death
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Court, Hotels, Casino
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Vital signs, Epic

Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersRich, Disabled people, Miners, Veterans
PlotPassion, Obsession
PlaceEngland, Mansions
TimeWorld War I
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Serious

An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersThieves
PlotFriendship, Political, Mystery, Blackmail
PlaceEngland, Party
StyleRomantic, Smart

Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical, military
CountryWest Germany, USA
Duration02:01
CharactersHippies, Friends, Losers
PlotFriendship, Uprising
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Makes me think

"Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. Claude heads to New York upon receiving his draft notice, leaving the family ranch in Oklahoma. He arrives in New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture before reporting in for boot camp.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, history
CountryGermany, France, Austria, Spain
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotPolitical
PlaceFrance
TimeMiddle Ages, 16th century
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one with more than a little bloodshed and frequent bawdy sexual interludes. In late 16th-century France, Catholics and Protestant Huguenots were at war. Seemingly seeking peace, the French dowager queen, Catherine de Medici summons Henry to her court to have him marry her daughter, uniting the two warring factions. However, the Catholics slaughter the Protestant wedding guests in what became known as the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre and Henry-now married-must use all his guile to both stay alive and maneuver for the throne. [Written by Palm Springs International Film Festival]

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Italy
Duration02:17
CharactersMaids
PlotMoney, Jealousy
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleFascinating

Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotLove, Dancing, Treason, Passion, Relationship
PlaceRussia, St. Petersburg
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Atmospheric

Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:42
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Cannibals, Millionaires
PlotSplit personality, Loneliness, Mental disorders, Fear
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
StylePsychological problems, Black humor, Creepy, Disturbing, Worth watching

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:45
PlotRobbery
PlaceEngland
StyleSmart, Tense

Naive Stanley Windrush returns from the war, his mind set on a successful career in business. Much to his own dismay, he soon finds he has to start from the bottom and work his way up, and also that the management as well as the trade union use him as a tool in their fight for power.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryLuxembourg, France
Duration01:55
PlotTime travel, Divorce, Cheating
PlaceParis, France, USA

A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. He's negotiating a deal with an American, Eric Thomson, who turns out to be Gilberte's first husband from an annulled and secret stateside marriage. Along with her sister Arlette, Gilberte begs Eric not to tell Georges about the marriage. Meanwhile, a young artist, Charly, pursues Gilberte while Arlette tries to match him with the young Huguette, who loves him. Will Eric play along or try to re-win Gilberte's affection? Can Gilberte play one off against another? And who will manage to kiss whom on the lips?

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersTeachers, Cinderella
StyleFascinating

A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Duration02:35
CharactersGladiators, Heroes, Soldier, Warriors, Emperors
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Revenge, Slavery
PlaceSparta, Spain, Mansions, Roman Empire
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Oscars, Fascinating

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Disasters, Time travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Titanic
StylePopular, Romantic, Sad ones, To cry, Fascinating

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersOrphans
PlotLife, Obsession, True love, Family life, Adoption
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, By books, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Sweden, Belgium
Duration01:52
CharactersPrincesses
PlotOn real events, Divorce
PlaceEngland, Yachts
StyleRomantic, To cry, For girls, Fascinating, Serious

During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana campaigns against the use of land mines and has a secret love affair with a Pakistani heart surgeon.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersKings, Family, Sisters, Lovers
PlotLove, Passion, Death, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration06:13
CharactersDogs
PlotDancing, Money, Friendship, Death, Betrayal

The first film of a four-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 novel . In St. Petersburg of 1805, Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a rich nobleman, is introduced to high society. His friend, Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, joins the Imperial Russian Army as aide-de-camp of General Mikhail Kutuzov in the War of the Third Coalition against Napoleon.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:42
CharactersCinderella
PlotOn real events, Political
StyleTo cry, Soulful, For girls, Fascinating, Serious

The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, USA
Duration02:04
PlotPolitical, Betrayal, Uprising
PlaceEngland
Time16th century
StyleEpic

The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration02:17
CharactersKings
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Mental disorders, Love triangle, Political
Time18th century
StyleFascinating, For single girls

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersTeachers, Lovers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Political
PlaceAsia
StyleFascinating, Epic, Serious

The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just one woman.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersGardeners
PlotFriendship, Flooding, Jealousy, Intrigue
PlaceFrance
Time18th century
StyleLight, Fascinating, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A landscape gardener is hired by famous architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they find themselves drawn to each other and are thrown into rivalries within the court of King Louis XIV.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:04
CharactersKings
PlotLove, On real events, Passion, Ballet
PlaceRussia
StyleAction, Makes me think

The love story of the famous ballet dancer Mathilde Kschessinska and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersKings, Lesbians, Maids
PlotOn real events, Love triangle, Political, Jealousy, Intrigue
PlaceEngland
Time18th century
StyleOscars

England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration02:45
CharactersKings, Friends, Soldier
PlotLove, On real events, Relationship, Friendship, Death
PlaceEngland, India, Scotland
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Touching

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersJews
PlotPolitical, Self-sacrifice
PlaceEngland, Country houses
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Smart, Touching

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 with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Sisters, Friends
PlotLove, Passion, True love, Hatred
PlaceEngland
StyleBy books, Jane Austen Novels, Fascinating, Womens in main roles

Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersKings, Gay, Strong women, Sisters
PlotPolitical, Betrayal, Intrigue, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, Scotland
TimeMiddle Ages, 16th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Depressive, Serious, Womens in main roles

In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and their own life choices imperil both Queens. They experience the bitter cost of power, until their tragic fate is finally fulfilled.





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