Movies and TV shows like Banished

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Banished (2015)
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Banished (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: survival, confined, colonialism, life is a bitch, colony, danger, community, prison, moral dilemma, brutality, control, governor, penal colony, prison life, settlement, prisoner, soldier, punishment, convict, hardship, english, uniform, period piece, british officer
Time: 18th century, 1780s
Place: australia, england

Most similar movies to Banished

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, life is a bitch, danger, state affairs, dishonesty, crimes and heroes mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Banished: Poldark (2015), The Secret River (2015), TURN: Washington's Spies (2014), Against the Wind (1978), Buried (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, realistic, family saga, serious, saga
Plot: family relations, countryside, estate, love and romance, rich and poor, society, master and servant, social differences, love affair, couple relations, english countryside, poverty ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1790s
Place: england, cornwall
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The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 480 min.
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, against the odds, human spirit, survival, on the run, escapades, danger, society, girl heroine, injustice, travel ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: australia, england, europe
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The Secret River (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Australia
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: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: social differences, love affair, love and romance, society, misfit, human nature, settlement, australian aboriginal, convict, colony, lake or river, female director ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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100%
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american revolution, spy, army, historical character, political unrest, ambition, undercover, rebellion, treason, rivalry, rebelliousness, old friend ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, new jersey
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100%
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Against the Wind (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
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: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, captivating
Plot: power relations, longing, society, hopes, love and romance, state affairs, youth, politics, coming of age, master and servant, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s, 1790s, 1810s
Place: australia, ireland
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100%
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Buried (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, confined, survival, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, criminal psychologist, warden, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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100%
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Jamestown (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, society, love affair, working class family, intrigue, women, conspiracy
Time: 17th century, 1600s
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100%
Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: american revolution, human spirit, rebelliousness, political unrest, battles, leadership, politics, heroes, rebellion, revolution, military, state affairs ...
Time: 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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100%
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A Fortunate Life (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
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, war, world war one, street kid
Time: 18th century
Place: australia
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100%
For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 520 min.
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: serious, realistic
Plot: false accusation, prison, deadly, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, crime, confined, rich and poor, frame up, wrongfully committed, mistaken identity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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100%
The Saboteurs (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
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, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, ambition, danger, war, moral dilemma, military, soldier, resistance, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: norway, europe, england
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100%
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New Worlds (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
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, political unrest, rebellion, society, love and romance, social differences, idealism, family relations, new world, duke, treason, colony ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, new england, massachusetts
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100%
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Garrow's Law (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: legal, judge, rivalry, idealism, uncover truth, lawyer, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, society, hopes, social problems, injustice ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
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The Great Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
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: catastrophe, fire, save the day, chaos and mayhem, working class, escapades, danger, poverty, destruction, king, burning, period piece ...
Time: 17th century
Place: london, england
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100%
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
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: serious, captivating, 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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City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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, tense, suspense, rough ...
Plot: blind character, murder, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, gang, prostitution, novelist, prostitute, brothel, police, partners against crime ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: london, england
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30%
The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: battles, king, kingdom, danger, rivalry, castle, vengeance, heroes, political unrest, escapades, british, viking ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
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29%
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, survival, daring rescue, life is a bitch, leadership, danger, save the day, adventure, race against time, escapades, military, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: belgium, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Ice Cream Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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: realistic, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, youth, murder, deadly, strong female presence, murder mystery, woman
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Story: Epic drama set in the summer of 1932 where India dreams of independence, but the British are clinging to power. Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, the drama tells the rich and explosive story ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: class differences, racism, revolution, political unrest, culture clash, society, state affairs, rebellion, colonialism, empire, british, independence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, himalaya, asia
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27%
Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, tense, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, society, state affairs, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, workplace romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
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27%
The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Called the most accurate adaptation of Anne Frank’s moving diary, the film chronicles the Frank family as they flee from the Nazis in Amsterdam. Hiding behind a bookcase in a secret annex with random bombs exploding, Anne faces friction with her ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: diary, against humanity, nazism, holocaust, nazi occupation, world war two, survival, jewish, human spirit, wartime life, teenage life, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: holland, europe, amsterdam, netherlands
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27%
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Endgame (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
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: tense, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, politics, hopes, rebellion, danger, political unrest, wartime life, revolution, siege, unlikely partners, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: south africa, england, africa, europe, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: captivating, saga, realistic, serious
Plot: estate, countryside, unfulfillment, society, master and servant, love and romance, couple relations, homecoming, romance, power relations, couples, mine ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1700s
Place: england, europe, britain, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 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, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: inventor, sea, military life, against the odds, adventure, ocean or sea, sea disaster, danger, escapades, british navy, father son relationship, obsession ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: jamaica, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, crimes, rivalry, legal action, hotshot lawyer, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crime, heroes, escape, pardon ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, europe, england
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27%
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Nova Zembla (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nova Zembla tells the gripping true story of the legendary failed mission of the late sixteenth century Dutch flotilla trying to find a trading route to Asia across the North Pole. The ship crew, who got stuck in the ice of Nova Zembla and had to ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: survival, ship, adventurer, danger, adventure, island, isolation, cold, trial, sea voyage, escapades, confined ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Les Miserables (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.
Style: touching, stylized, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: french revolution, tragic love, redemption, rise to the top, life is a bitch, hidden identity, crimes, going straight, rivalry, love and romance, dishonesty, fugitives ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Hollow Crown (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I and Henry ...
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, epic, harsh ...
Plot: royal family, king, prince, battles, political intrigue, power struggle, betrayal, queen, rivalry, ruler, heir heiress, society ...
Time: 15th century
Place: england, europe
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26%
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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, touching ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%