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: realistic, serious, intense, based on true events, psychological, sentimental, sexual, sexy, clever, political ...
Plot: sex scandal, political corruption, politics, betrayal, rise and fall, social differences, social decay, society, couples, dishonesty, prostitute, scandal, romance, destructive relationship, fall in love, retiring, unfulfillment, state affairs, bittersweet, member of parliament, british government, british, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, spy ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, london, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, interesting and talky films with plots about politics, state affairs, society, dishonesty, betrayal, love and romance and mentor mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Scandal: True Colors (1991), Colonel Redl (1985), M. Butterfly (1993), Nixon (1995), The Special Relationship (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, political intrigue, society, campaign, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
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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: biting, cynical, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, soldier, military, treason, gays and lesbians, military officer, battles, couples, world war one, betrayal, state affairs, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, pre world war one
Place: austria, czech republic, germany, europe
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100%
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M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
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, realistic, serious, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, culture clash, transvestism, communism, gender bending, espionage, romance, social differences, fall in love, love affair, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: china, france, europe, asia, paris france ...
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42%
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: political corruption, vietnam war, politics, government, rise and fall, campaign, historical figure, life is a bitch, presidential election, ambition, political conspiracy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: washington d.c., china, usa, california, texas
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38%
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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, thought provoking, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, friends, head of state, political intrigue, world politics, unlikely friendships, greed, british prime minister, relationships, honest, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., england, europe, london, usa ...
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36%
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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, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: bishop, friendship, betrayal, politics, archbishop, intrigue, rise and fall, society, church, friends, religions or cults, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe, france, london, vatican ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, factual, intense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, election, presidential election, democrat, campaign, republican, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty, americana, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, year 2000
Place: usa, florida, texas, washington d.c., new jersey ...
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34%
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, forbidden love, revolution, politics, romance, royal family, hopes, society, state affairs, fall in love, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, venice, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: queen victoria, friendship, politics, widow, queen, romance, state affairs, platonic, assassination attempt, unlikely friendships, royalty, relationships ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 1880s
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, marriage, campaign ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, thought provoking, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, servant, bachelor, obsession, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, couple relations, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london, united kingdom, britain
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32%
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: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: politics, obsession, love triangle, infidelity, prodigy, unfulfillment, intrigue, state affairs, society, romance, love and romance, head of state ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: realistic, touching, exciting, sincere, tense ...
Plot: destructive relationship, love and romance, love triangle, royal family, master and servant, rise and fall, dishonesty, bankruptcy, fashion, love, male bonding, male friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, obsession, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, realistic, political thriller, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, escort service, escort, romance, espionage, political intrigue, dishonesty, uncover truth, infidelity, prostitute, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, middle east, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Last September (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Ireland, USA
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, psychological, emotional
Plot: soldier, social differences, unfulfilled love, couple relations, rich and poor, tragic love, infidelity, political unrest, fall in love, love triangle, couples, power relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, racism, uncover truth, injustice, politics, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, vietnam war, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: family relations, betrayal, state affairs, politics, couples, parents and children, royal family, forbidden love, social differences, tragic love, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: sentimental, sexual, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, soldier, prostitute, assassination, unfulfillment, romance, love and romance, bittersweet, couples, world war one, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, austria, paris france
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27%
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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: sexy, realistic, serious, political comedy, political ...
Plot: politics, stripper, opposites attract, forbidden love, governor, civil rights, love affair, americana, couples, campaign, injustice, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, latin america, new jersey ...
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27%
An American Affair (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, teenager Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) becomes obsessed with his new neighbor, Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Mol), a divorcée and free spirit. Stafford spies on Caswell as she meets with strange men, and, despite the warnings of ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, lsd, couples, fall in love, friendship, romance, forbidden love, head of state, state affairs, society, cia, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cuba
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27%
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, visually appealing ...
Plot: fighting the system, feminism, rebellion, women, rebelliousness, feminist, gender, politics, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1912 ...
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, israel ...
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27%
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The Deal (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is approaching an election in the UK when the leader of the Labour party, John Smith, suffers another in a line of heart attacks and dies. With the leadership campaign about to start the clear choice appears to be Gordon Brown, a stanch Scotsman. ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, talky, sincere ...
Plot: politics, rise to the top, leadership, ambition, society, friendship, campaign, political intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: england, britain
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26%
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Mad Love (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The love story who transformed Juana I de Castilla, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". The tragic fate of a Queen madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.
Style: captivating, sexy, serious, melancholic, gothic ...
Plot: betrayal, love and romance, intrigue, politics, infidelity, obsession, tragic hero, isolation, couple relations, royal family, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, 1500s, 1920s, 18th century
Place: spain, austria, europe, portugal, flanders ...
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26%
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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: thought provoking, futuristic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, fascism, against humanity, society, politics, fall in love, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: future, 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: corporal punishment, political intrigue, romance, politics, conspiracy, royal family, political unrest, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero, betrayal, tudors ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 19th century, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: british history, tudors, ambition, frame up, infidelity, king, betrayal, romance, politics, intrigue, love and romance, tragic hero ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, 1500s, 1930s, 18th century ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, scotland
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26%
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Miral (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.
Style: realistic, emotional, stylized, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, refugee, rebellion, human spirit, injustice, life is a bitch, politics, refugees, rebelliousness, fall in love, haunted by the past, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority, jerusalem, palestine
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26%
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Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, betrayal, intrigue, defamation, against the odds, ambition, leadership, head of state, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: africa, congo, belgium, brussels belgium, brussels ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, factual
Plot: politics, revolution, head of state, state affairs, society, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, military uniform, chinese history ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%