Movies like Scandal 1989

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Scandal (1989)
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Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. Eventually a scandal occurs when her affair with the Minister of War goes public, threatening their lifestyles and their freedom.
Style: sexual, sexy, clever, serious, realistic, intense, melancholic, compassionate, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, scandal, politics, betrayal, rise and fall, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, social decay, state affairs, member of parliament, british, prostitute, spy, female nudity, suicide, courtroom, orgy, doctor, nightclub, femme fatale, government, masochist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, california, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and interesting films with plots about society, dialogue, mentor, politics, catastrophe, runaway and culture clash mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Scandal: City Hall (1996), The Advocate (1993), The Special Relationship (2010), Becket (1964), True Colors (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: talky, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, corruption, idealism, police, drug dealer, mayor, hopes, dishonesty, urban, society, democrat ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new orleans ...
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The Advocate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of ...
Style: clever, tense, witty, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crime, investigation, life is a bitch, legal action, crimes, couple relations, legal, fish out of water, deadly, couples ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, london, england
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92%
The Special Relationship (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatisation that follows Tony Blair's journey from political understudy waiting in the wings of the world arena to accomplished prime minister standing confidently in the spotlight of centre stage. It is a story about relationships, between ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere, tricky ...
Plot: politics, administration, friends, couples, head of state, leadership, political intrigue, chief of staff, election, couple relations, media sensation, democrat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, england, london, europe, new jersey ...
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86%
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Becket (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas ...
Style: epic, tense, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, friends, rise and fall, society, introspection, rivalry, religions or cults, intrigue ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: clever, sincere, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, college, friendship, betrayal, vengeance, society, rivalry, buddies, best friends, youth, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey, california
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76%
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M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, opera, culture clash, communism, transvestism, espionage, romance, infidelity, politics, opposites attract, mistaken identity, actor's life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
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69%
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Nixon (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: An all-star cast powers this epic look at American President Richard M. Nixon, a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands within. Spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, government, vietnam war, campaign, rise and fall, historical figure, usa president, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 70s, 20s, 60s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
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63%
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Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, light, melancholic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, corruption, racial slur, reporter, state affairs, power relations, dishonesty, assassination, anti war, marriage ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
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60%
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Recount (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, election, campaign, republican, democrat, presidential election, government, political corruption, fighting the system, head of state, historical character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Servant (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: mind game, bachelor, master and servant, obsession, social differences, society, infidelity, butler, power relations, dishonesty, couples, slavery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Man for All Seasons is the filmed version of the life of Thomas More. An English man comes to Sir Thomas More to ask if he can divorce his wife since King Henry VIII has made it illegal. Sir Thomas More stands up in opposition to the King even ...
Style: talky, captivating, serious, realistic, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, ambition, treason, execution, period piece, oath, betrayal, royal court, rivalry, mistress, intrigue, clergy ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
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57%
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: french resistance, haunted by the past, hopes, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, love and romance, wartime life, family problems, soldier, homecoming, innocence lost, society ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, france, london
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56%
10 Rillington Place (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, british, mistaken identity, pregnancy, abortion, hanging, crime, post war, injustice, social differences, society ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, boston, usa, europe ...
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53%
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Peter Greenaway's first fiction feature (after the mock-documentary The Falls) made him immediately famous and was named one of the most original films of the 1980s by British critics. The action is set in the director's beloved 17th ...
Style: talky, sexual, stylized, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: murder, adultery, couples, riddles and clues, crimes, manipulations, exploit, sexual relations, boss and employee, artists and showbiz, mystery, intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
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51%
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Blaze (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze move in together, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, political comedy, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, opposites attract, forbidden love, stripper, governor, love affair, couples, social differences, society, media, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
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49%
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Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, queen victoria, politics, queen, widow, romance, state affairs, assassination attempt, british royal family, unlikely friendships, relationships, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1860s, 1880s ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
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49%
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: social worker, deportation, price of justice, righting the wronged, against the odds, rebellion, society, fighting the system, dishonesty, family problems, state affairs, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Gathering Storm (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A love story offering an intimate look inside the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known, moment in their lives.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, talky, gloomy ...
Plot: british history, politics, state affairs, war, head of state, society, rise to the top, couple relations, winston churchill, fascism, world war two, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
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48%
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, militant, black panthers, revolution, politics, state affairs, life is a bitch, crimes, interracial relations, working undercover, injustice, self defense ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
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47%
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The Front (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Style: clever, humorous, biting, realistic, touching ...
Plot: politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, state affairs, young at heart, tv show, political corruption, dishonesty, bookies, writer's life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: new york, europe, florence, italy, usa
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47%
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, India, UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: wrestling, rivalry, politics, romance, vengeance, sexuality, couple relations, fall in love, gays and lesbians, master and servant, sexual relations, love and romance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, india, london
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47%
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: frame up, ambition, infidelity, british history, king, betrayal, romance, politics, love triangle, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, blind ambition ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
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46%
Beyond the Gates (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, rough, uplifting ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, priest, survivor, teacher, school, civil war, sexual abuse, survival, heroes, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Hussy (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beaty, a prostitute, and Emory, a lighting/sound technician, fall in love while working at the same London cabaret, but their relationship isn't easy.
Style: realistic, rough, sexual, serious
Plot: prostitute, couples, love affair, dishonesty, heist, gangsters, crimes, love and romance, immigrants, life is a bitch, crime, nightclub ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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44%
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1984 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: futuristic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, society, fascism, oppression, politics, diary, book, against humanity, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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42%
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The time is the late '80s, a crucial period in the history of South Africa. President P.W. Botha is hanging on to power by a thread as the African National Congress (ANC) takes up arms against apartheid and the country tumbles toward ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, epic, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, apartheid, revolution, danger, partners, fighting the system, leadership, heroes, political unrest, folk hero, politics, siege ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, realistic, biting ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, queen, king, parliament, society, treatment, political unrest, unconventional method, power relations, throne, manic ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 19th century, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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41%
Half Moon Street (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her job. To supplement her income, she starts moonlighting at the Jasmine Escort Service, where she has more control over men and money than she ...
Style: realistic, sexual, serious, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, prostitution, escort service, escort, romance, espionage, dishonesty, political intrigue, couples, prostitute, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, middle east, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Colonel Redl (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria, West Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception.
Style: cynical, biting, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: espionage, military, soldier, treason, military officer, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, political unrest, couples, battles, politics, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, czech republic, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: talky, thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, racism, courtroom drama, assassin, civil rights, widow, activist, trial, power relations, righting the wronged, legal, jury ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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