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: clever, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, intense, melancholic, compassionate, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: sex scandal, scandal, political corruption, betrayal, politics, rise and fall, member of parliament, social differences, social decay, dishonesty, society, state affairs, couples, british, stockings, social climber, masochist, sleeping pill, legs, ostracism, parliament, overdose, femme fatale, class differences, government ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 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 captivating films with plots about dishonesty, state affairs, politics, society, idealism, betrayal and couples mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Scandal: Becket (1964), The Special Relationship (2010), True Colors (1991), Endgame (2009), City Hall (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, clever, talky, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, bishop, friendship, archbishop, politics, intrigue, church, rise and fall, religions or cults, dishonesty, rivalry, society ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, california
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95%
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, sincere, serious, thought provoking, tricky ...
Plot: politics, head of state, leadership, george w. bush, usa president, state affairs, couple relations, political intrigue, couples, friends, president, democrat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.3
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, political corruption, betrayal, friendship, college, blind ambition, vengeance, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.3
 2K
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: serious, epic, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apartheid, bomb, unlikely partners, idealism, political unrest, revolution, politics, heroes, hopes, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, south africa, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.2
 18K
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, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, corruption, political corruption, police, idealism, mayor, drug dealer, uncover truth, urban, undercover, presidential election, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: deportation, social worker, righting the wronged, price of justice, against the odds, uncover truth, injustice, fighting the system, dishonesty, hopes, society, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This BBC historical drama stars James Purefoy as Beau Brummell, the original sharp-dressed dandy of 18th-century London. A socialite responsible for inventing the modern suit, Brummell befriends and restyles Prince Regent of Wales.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: destructive relationship, fashion, bankruptcy, physical appearance, dishonesty, love and romance, society, master and servant, intrigue, rise and fall, love triangle, social differences ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
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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: epic, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, rise and fall, government, vietnam war, political corruption, campaign, election, head of state, presidential election, usa president, historical figure, ambition ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, talky, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, fascism, couple relations, british history, state affairs, war, head of state, leadership, rise to the top, love affair, battles, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, earnest ...
Plot: idealism, oath, betrayal, ambition, treason, execution, fighting the system, blind ambition, death penalty, pope, royal court, intrigue ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, captivating, realistic, touching ...
Plot: king, infidelity, betrayal, ambition, frame up, tragic hero, romance, british history, politics, blind ambition, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, treason, military officer, espionage, soldier, military, betrayal, political unrest, homosexuality, war, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, germany, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 79
Nutcracker (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Russian ballet dancer defects from the USSR, emigrates to England, and joins a ballet company run by a powerful, wealthy lady (Joan Collins).
Style: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: ballet, prostitute, manipulations, school, dishonesty, power relations, love affair, social differences, teachers and students, artists and showbiz, society, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, obsession, politics, intrigue, romance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, forbidden love, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
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Glorious 39 (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mysterious tale set around a traditional British family on the eve of World War Two. Oblivious to the looming shadow of World War II, the wealthy Keyes maintain a confident façade in the British countryside until daughter Anne becomes an ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: radio, betrayal, uncover truth, adoption, life turned upside down, countryside, dishonesty, war, life is a bitch, captivity, missing person, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 356
Margaret (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's support within the government is wavering - her hold on the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, leadership, prime minister, state affairs, female politician, head of state, downfall, life is a bitch, king of england
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Mattei Affair (1972)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: politics, intrigue, crime, rise and fall, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, investigation, journalism, corporate crimes, ambition, media ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Operation Sunflower (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Through the eyes of the scientist in charge of the operation, we see the events leading to Israel developing her nuclear option in the 1960's.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: government agency, state affairs, manipulations, race against time, political intrigue, politics, danger, undercover, international crisis, government facility, nuclear weapon, mossad ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Shooting the Past (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 182 min.
Story: A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London building containing a vast photographic collection and discovers that the library employees will resort to anything to thwart him.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, touching
Plot: culture clash, workplace situations, fighting the system, society, workplace, mysterious character, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, library, photograph, battle, employee
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Style: clever, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: discrimination, gender, working class, sewing machine, factory, injustice, idealism, protest, feminism, workplace, rebellion, human spirit ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1970 ...
Place: england, europe, michigan, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological
Plot: espionage, government agency, betrayal, vietnam war, dealing with death, uncover truth, idealism, courtroom drama, false accusation, political corruption, racism, injustice ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
Story: In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to pass Britain's biggest secrets to Moscow. Based on true ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: secret agents, betrayal, spy, espionage, university, kgb, double agent, mole, treason, idealism, social differences, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, russia, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 11K
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, serious, captivating, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, presidential election, government, campaign, political corruption, election, democrat, republican, head of state, politician, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, witty, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crime, legal action, investigation, prejudice, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, society, couples ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 381
Circle of Love (1964)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a chain reaction of romantic adventures, various people play musical beds in a remake of Max Ophul's "La Ronde."
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, soldier, love and romance, romance, couples, assassination, love affair, dishonesty, unfulfillment, lifestyle, actress ...
Time: 20th century
Place: austria, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 275
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: rough, serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: prostitute, going straight, drug abuse, crimes, neo noir, nightclub, love and romance, crime, countryside, gangsters, immigrants, single parent ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, society, state affairs, head of state, social differences, revolution, rebellion, patriotism, republican era china, military uniform, communist party
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last September (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: soldier, master and servant, intrigue, couple relations, romance, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, tragic love, unfulfilled love, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 3K
Man of Iron (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: strike, working class, political corruption, political unrest, fighting the system, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, journalism, idealism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 1K
The Innocent (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man’s best friend, he falls in love with a mysterious woman who will take him on the dark side of evil.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: espionage, danger, government agency, secret agents, political conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, mysterious character, infidelity, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%