Movies and TV shows like Dancing on the Edge

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Dancing on the Edge (2013)
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Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, captivating, tense, serious, stylized
Plot: jazz, music, rising to stardom, music band, ambition, aristocracy, high society, artists and showbiz, musician's life, backstage, lifestyle, mogul, jazz band, intrigue, crimes, friends, interracial relations, graphic violence, blacks and whites, society, urban, freemason, interracial sex, dancing, musician ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: london, england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about society, ambition, love and romance, family relations, lifestyle, artists and showbiz and couples mostly in Drama, Music and Biography genres. Some movies like Dancing on the Edge: A Dance to the Music of Time (1997), INXS : Never Tear Us Apart (2014), The Paradise (2012), Upstairs, Downstairs (1971), The House of Eliott (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, couple relations, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, couples, social relations, power relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), rich and poor, social differences, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
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INXS : Never Tear Us Apart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The story of INXS, their personal lives and their rise to fame from Australian pubs to stadiums all around the world.
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: music, music band, rise and fall, rock, celebrity culture, rising to stardom, ambition, friendship, showbiz, rise to the top, musician's life, fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
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The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, love and romance, fashion, love affair, flirting, rise to the top, high society, nouveau riche, power relations, workplace, ambition, shopping ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, touching, stylized, serious
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, master and servant, lifestyle, rich and poor, couples, love and romance, society, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: fashion, family relations, workplace situations, society, workplace, fashion designer, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london
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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, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: society, love affair, social relations, lifestyle, destiny, love and romance, friendship, friends, group of friends, drug addict, flatmate, ethnic diversity ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Nina (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson.
Style: captivating, touching, serious, thought provoking, controversial ...
Plot: jazz, ambition, love affair, musician's life, racism, discrimination, society, artists and showbiz, music, rising to stardom, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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All Night Long (1962)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: jazz, mind game, friends, breaking point, manipulation, unfulfillment, rivalry, couples, vengeance, nightclub, showbiz, interracial relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Breaking Glass (1980)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Breaking Glass is the story of punk singer Kate and her meteoric rise to stardom. Starting out in the rock pubs of London, Kate, assisted by her manager Danny, becomes a huge star overnight. Once at the top the pressure is immense as Kate's ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: music, punk, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, music band, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, ambition, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, drug abuse, celebrity culture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
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Desperate Romantics (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Six-part drama series set in and among the alleys, galleries and flesh-houses of 19th-century industrial London, following the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a vagabond group of English painters, poets and critics.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: painting, lust, bohemian life, rebellion, lifestyle, love and romance, rebelliousness, couples, artist, performer's life, artists and showbiz, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Indian Summers (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: class differences, racism, revolution, political unrest, culture clash, society, state affairs, rebellion, colonialism, british, empire, independence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: india, himalaya, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys. The film focuses primarily on the Wilson brothers and their parents, but also includes stories about the rest of members of the band. A two-part television ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: musician's life, music band, rising to stardom, friends, teenage love, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, ambition, listener, ratings, militant, nagging and grouching ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
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65%
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Breathless (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Hospital drama set in London during the early 1960s, following the staff of a busy gynecology ward at a time when abortion is illegal and the contraceptive pill is only just becoming available to married women.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, touching ...
Plot: doctors and patients, hospital, workplace, patient, treatment, workplace situations, workplace romance, society, nurse, gynecologist, strong female presence, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Life in Squares (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
TV show
Story: A story of the close and often fraught relationship between sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, love triangle, rebelliousness, love and romance, couples, family relations, friendship, self discovery, bohemian, poet, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, atmospheric, serious
Plot: musician's life, ambition, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, music, drugs/alcohol, musician, drug use, guitarist, rock star, infidelity, profanity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, london
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Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, clever, stylized, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, aristocracy, small town, social differences, family relations, love and romance, class differences, eligible bachelor, high society, family life, love triangle, social relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, europe
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63%
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The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, child birth, childbirth, village, family, shell shock
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, world war two, starting over, couples, post war, couple relations, culture clash, misfit, hopes, bittersweet, self discovery, racial violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, hopes, parents and children, society, love and romance, human spirit, social relations, small town, strong female presence, power relations, high school ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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62%
Hollywood Heights (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Loren (Brittany Underwood) a smart, shy and independent high school senior who has ambitions of being a songwriter, secretly sends her song lyrics to her celebrity crush, rock superstar Eddie Duran (Cody Longo). Loren's wildest dreams come true ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cinderella story, follow your dream, musician, audition, star, fame, ambition, best friends, student, fall in love, backstage, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, relationship vs career, political intrigue, ambition, family, couples, blind ambition, state affairs, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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60%
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The Hour (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, tense
Plot: reporter, workplace romance, uncover truth, ambition, workplace, love triangle, investigation, media coverage, career, rivalry, boss, workplace situations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: europe, england
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House of Cards (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 226 min.
TV show
Story: Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned with a reduced majority, he fully expects the new Prime ...
Style: tense, witty, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, political intrigue, journalist, reporter, state affairs, deception, power struggle, manipulation, dishonesty, intrigue, manipulations, young woman ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: charles dickens, murder, crimes, investigation, family relations, police, period piece
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1840s, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Antonia (2006)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road to success is riddled with sexism, racism, and violence. One by one, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: music, music band, hip hop, prodigy, ambition, musician's life, rise to the top, rising to stardom, friendship, society, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Love in a Cold Climate (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: social differences, looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, eccentric family, society, master and servant, unlikely couple, wooing, unfulfilled love, infidelity, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Ice Cream Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
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: uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, youth, murder, deadly, strong female presence, murder mystery, sexual abuse, tragic past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, bittersweet, friends, power relations, family relations, high society, social differences, friendship, love and romance, babies and infants ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Our Zoo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: “Our Zoo” follows the story of George, who being frustrated by memories of fighting in the great war and living with his extended family, wants to bring more beauty into the world. When he comes across a camel and monkey that are about to be ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, life turned upside down, follow your dream, family business, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, zoo, siblings relations, post traumatic stress disorder, war veteran, ex soldier ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Cilla (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Three-part biopic of the Liverpudlian songbird who would later find fame and fortune. It tells of her rocky road to fame and captures the essence of 1960s Liverpool.
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: pop singer, desire for fame, ambition, musician's life, friendship, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, fame, oldies, friends, redheaded woman, female protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, england
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56%