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, prostitute, spy, female nudity, suicide, orgy, doctor, nightclub, femme fatale, government, class differences ...
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, talky, serious and interesting films with plots about dialogue, mentor, runaway, catastrophe, culture clash, greed and politics mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Scandal: City Hall (1996), The Special Relationship (2010), Becket (1964), The Advocate (1993), 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, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, corruption, political corruption, police, idealism, mayor, drug dealer, urban, uncover truth, undercover, presidential election, war on drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new orleans ...
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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 ⇓
95%
 8.0
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.8
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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: murder, crime, courtroom drama, legal action, investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, society, couples, disorder ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 4K
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 ⇓
84%
 6.8
 8K
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: opera, betrayal, culture clash, transvestism, communism, politics, romance, fall in love, opera singer, espionage, actor's life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.9
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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: atmospheric, psychological, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: master and servant, bachelor, mind game, obsession, manipulations, lover, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, manipulation, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, clever, thought provoking ...
Plot: introspection, hopes, french resistance, love and romance, society, family problems, life is a bitch, soldier, crumbling marriage, innocence lost, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, blind ambition, pope, death penalty, royal court, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: england, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, serious, thought provoking, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, government, political corruption, rise and fall, vietnam war, historical figure, usa president, campaign, presidential election, life is a bitch, ambition, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: washington d.c., china, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, british, murder, crime, mistaken identity, pregnancy, hanging, abortion, unlikely criminals, social differences, injustice, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, boston, london, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
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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, dishonesty, assassination, power relations, racial tension, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, queen victoria, widow, queen, royal family, politics, assassination attempt, romance, assassination, prince, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1880s, 1860s ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, atmospheric, stylized, sexual, semi serious ...
Plot: adultery, murder, intrigue, mystery, dishonesty, estate, power relations, manipulations, boss and employee, sexual relations, social differences, riddles and clues ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: adopted son, friendship, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adoption, single parent, writer's life, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, eccentric family, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: europe, france, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, 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 ⇓
51%
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: british history, king, infidelity, betrayal, ambition, frame up, tragic hero, romance, politics, blind ambition, intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
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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: tense, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: black panthers, racism, militant, politics, rebelliousness, revolution, interracial relations, political unrest, injustice, fighting the system, law enforcement, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, wrestling, looking for sex, romance, sexuality, love triangle, poetry, eroticism, sexual relations, vengeance, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: director, producer, actor, tv show, artists and showbiz, time travel, media, cultural icon, backstage, actress, success, doctor who ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1965, year 1963 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: talky, clever, witty, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, queen, mentally unstable, psychopath, kingdom, royal court, political unrest, royal family, state affairs, head of state, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, semi serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, cons and scams, movie business, fight, dishonesty, society, actor's life, writer's life ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s
Place: europe, florence, new york, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, violence, school, politics, civil war, priest, survivor, teacher, tragic hero, human spirit, school life, coup d'etat ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: talky, touching, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, infidelity, self discovery, college life, dishonesty, college, hopes, love and romance, youth, couples, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: discrimination, working class, sewing machine, factory, injustice, idealism, gender, protest, feminism, workplace, rebellion, human spirit ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1966 ...
Place: england, europe, michigan, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 3K
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, sexy, realistic, political comedy, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, opposites attract, stripper, governor, forbidden love, couple relations, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, social differences, injustice, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 3K
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, captivating, realistic, 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 ⇓
41%
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: british history, politics, state affairs, war, couple relations, head of state, winston churchill, rise to the top, fascism, society, husband wife relationship, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 6K
Lady Jane (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, political intrigue, corporal punishment, head of state, betrayal, politics, tragic hero, tuberculosis, rise and fall, political unrest, royal family, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 18th century, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 22K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: civil rights, politics, irish, fighting the system, gory, human spirit, urban, political unrest, injustice, life is a bitch, society, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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