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Banished (2015)
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Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. Rather, it is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community where the stakes are literally life and death.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: colony, survival, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, danger, community, prison, penal colony, moral dilemma, brutality, control, governor, prison life, settlement, prisoner, soldier, british empire, punishment, convict, hardship, english, uniform, period piece, british officer
Time: 18th century, 1780s, georgian era
Place: australia, england, new south wales

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about society, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, prison, family relations and prison life mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Banished: TURN: Washington's Spies (2014), Against the Wind (1978), The Secret River (2015), Jamestown (2017), Poldark (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, survival, against the odds, human spirit, escapades, on the run, danger, society, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
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TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The story of New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, period piece, historical character, colonial america, political unrest, rebelliousness, rebellion, ambition, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
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Against the Wind (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Mary Mulvane, an 18 year old Irish girl, is transported to New South Wales for seven years for doing little else than protecting her own property. She must endure the horror of transport to Australia, and years of anxiety as a convict. Mary, her ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: longing, settlement, hopes, master and servant, love and romance, youth, coming of age, politics, society, state affairs, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1810s, 1790s, 1800s
Place: australia, ireland, new south wales
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100%
The Secret River (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: In 1806, William Thornhill is sentenced to New South Wales for life where he is drawn into a terrifying conflict that will leave a bloody and indelible stain.
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: social differences, love affair, misfit, love and romance, human nature, society, settlement, australian aboriginal, convict, colony, river, lake or river ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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Jamestown (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The early 17th Century story of three courageous, dynamic women who leave their dark pasts behind in England, and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in America.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, realistic, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: colony, love affair, working class family, settler, society, intrigue, conspiracy, women, love triangle, rivals, british history, love story ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
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Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: captivating, family saga, realistic, saga, serious
Plot: countryside, estate, family relations, love and romance, society, love affair, master and servant, rich and poor, romance, social differences, poverty, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
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Buried (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Buried is a British television drama series, produced by World Productions for Channel 4 and originally screened in 2003. The programme starred Lennie James as Lee Kingley, who is serving a long prison sentence in order to protect a member of his ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, confined, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, survival, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, warden, false accusation, criminal psychologist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, leadership, rebelliousness, politics, battles, political unrest, revolution, heroes, military, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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A Fortunate Life (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
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Story: Four part biopic about classic Australian author A.B. Facey (1894-1982). Born in a large impoverished family, uneducated and illiterate, he had to fend for himself since he was eight, and as a recruit in WWI, he was sent to Gallipoli.
Plot: colonialism, world war one, street kid, war
Time: 18th century
Place: australia
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New Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
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Story: The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber's son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: state affairs, new world, rebellion, political unrest, social differences, idealism, love and romance, society, family relations, colony, aristocracy, duke ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, new england, massachusetts
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For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 520 min.
TV show
Story: In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity of Lt. Frere while falling in love with ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, prison, penal colony, mutiny, wrongful imprisonment, crimes, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, prison life, murder, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, tasmania
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The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, atomic bomb, danger, ambition, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, moral dilemma, military, soldier, bomb, resistance, chemistry ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, germany, england
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Garrow's Law (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The true tale of pioneering 18th century barrister William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: judge, legal, idealism, uncover truth, rivalry, lawyer, injustice, social problems, treason, courtroom drama, hopes, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
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Story: Based on a true story, Aristocrats draws back the curtain on an 18th century English family near the summit of society, revealing a tapestry of romance, prejudice, infidelity, and revolution.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, politics, rich and poor, family relations, royal family, siblings relations, state affairs, romance, high society, infidelity, power relations, intrigue ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, georgian era
Place: england, ireland, europe
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The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
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Story: An insight into what happened on the night of 2 September 1666, the Great fire of London.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events
Plot: fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, working class, danger, escapades, poverty, destruction, catastrophe, king, prison, period piece ...
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City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: City of Vice is a British historical crime drama television series set in Georgian London and was first screened on 14 January 2008 on Channel 4. It is produced by Touchpaper Television part of the RDF Media Group. The series mixes fiction with fact ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
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Time: 18th century, 1700s
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Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
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Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, heroic mission, survival, danger, save the day, family relations, chaos, military life, battle zone, parents and children, against humanity, military ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
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Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Period drama series about the brooding rivalry between former soldier Ross Poldark and local industrialist George Warleggan, and the two women in their lives. Based on the books by Winston Graham.
Style: saga, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: countryside, estate, social differences, rich and poor, love triangle, romance, master and servant, unfulfillment, siblings relations, homecoming, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s, georgian era
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Capadocia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Capadocia is a Mexican HBO Latin America television series. It started on March 2, 2008 and its second season was planned for 2010.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: gang war, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, corrupt law enforcer, life turned upside down, bribery, crimes, warden, prison, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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Killing Time (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Killing Time is an Australian television drama series on TV1 subscription television channel which first screened in 2011. It is based on the true story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser. In New Zealand it screens on Prime Television. The ten part ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: rise and fall, crimes, confined, lawyers and clients, prison, legal, disgraced, ambition, introspection, drug abuse, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: inventor, british navy, sailboat, sea, military life, against the odds, adventure, sea disaster, ocean or sea, escapades, danger, ocean ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
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The Ice Cream Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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Story: The Ice Creams is based on the bestselling book by Dorothy Koomson about two girls who, one brief summer, find themselves involved with an abusive, controlling man. The situation spirals out of control and they are trial for his murder; ultimately ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, youth, murder, deadly, strong female presence, murder mystery, rape, accused of murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Adam's Woman (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years in a convict settlement in Australia.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: penal colony, courtroom drama, wrongfully committed, death row, false accusation, starting over, prison life, prison, haunted by the past, frame up, murder, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, europe, england
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
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Story: The Jury is a British television serial broadcast in 2002. The series was the first ever to be allowed to film inside the historic Old Bailey courthouse.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, jury, murder, uncover truth, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, price of justice, society, support group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, social relations, family relations, crimes, parents and children, housewife, coping, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: society, friends, love affair, social relations, lifestyle, destiny, love and romance, friendship, group of friends, ethnic diversity, drug addict, reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Mata Hari (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia, Portugal, Ukraine
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A sex icon becomes a spy during one of the most important wars of the 20th century.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, disturbing
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: espionage, femme fatale, working undercover, danger, dishonesty, undercover, tragic hero, seductress, strong female presence, spy, dancer
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s
Place: europe, france
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Tangier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, danger, smuggling, prison life, survival, false accusation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, beating, graphic violence, corrupt officer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, morocco, antwerp
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Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: iceberg, titanic, social differences, workplace situations, danger, sea disaster, working class, workplace, irish, heir, catastrophe, ship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 1900s, edwardian era ...
Place: ireland, new york, europe, belfast
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