Movies and TV shows like Taboo

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Taboo (2017)
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Taboo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa in 1814 along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, stylized, realistic, captivating, rough, psychological
Plot: witchcraft, brother sister incest, family business, british empire, adventurer, incest overtones, murder, dark secret, investigation, conspiracy, homecoming, obsession, inheritance, blackmail, vengeance, supernatural power, exorcism, corporation, sex, escapades, society, power relations, implied incest, sex scene, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, africa, london, usa, europe, united kingdom, united states

Most similar movies to Taboo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, mystery, investigation, deadly, conspiracy and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Taboo: Dorian Gray (2009), Poldark (2015), The Last Kingdom (2015), Murder by Decree (1979), What Remains (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: gothic, captivating, atmospheric, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: deal with the devil, eternal youth, beefcake, aristocracy, physical appearance, fall in love, male nudity, high society, society, painting, artist, immortality ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
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 8.3
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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: family saga, captivating, realistic, saga, serious
Plot: countryside, estate, love and romance, family relations, society, love affair, master and servant, romance, rich and poor, social differences, poverty, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: king, battles, kingdom, viking, castle, rivalry, escapades, political unrest, kidnapping, heroes, vengeance, british ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Murder by Decree (1979)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London's East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned psychic, Robert Lees, Holmes finds that the murders may have its ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, murder, mystery, crimes, conspiracy, sherlock holmes, track down, private detective, good versus evil, woman in danger, who done it ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 4K
What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: When the decomposed body of Melissa Young is found by a couple in their new flat, Detective Len Harper is determined to discover what happened to her and why nobody noticed she was missing.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, multiple suspects, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, one last case, loner, social relations, lesbian, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
TV show
Story: In 1860 Scotland Yard's 'Prince of Sleuths' Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the murder of three-year-old Saville Kent,snatched from his bed at night and killed.
Style: twists and turns, tense, psychological, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: country house, child killer, murder, investigation, private detective, multiple suspects, who done it, crimes, acquittal, murder confession, child abduction, dead child ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: england, scotland yard, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 10K
London Spy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A romance between an MI6 code genius and an ordinary man promises happiness. But tragedy strikes when the spy dies in suspicious circumstances, forcing his lover to pursue the truth behind his death.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, espionage, love affair, undercover, spy, gays and lesbians, gender, murder, conspiracy, surveillance, police, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993) and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994), collectively known as Sherlock Holmes, are a series of ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, investigation, riddles and clues, mastermind, partners against crime, who done it, adventure, ego clash, murder, talented, expert ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
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Southcliffe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: Following a raft of shootings in an English market town, the crimes are retold in a nonlinear narrative structure through the eyes of a journalist and the tragedies' victims.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, human nature, small town life, social relations, dealing with death, journalist, investigation, brutality, redemption, small town, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home. The unannounced arrival of Elizabeths wayward sister Lydia, however, brings an abrupt and shocking halt ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, disturbing, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder mystery, estate, high society, empire fashion, family relations, couples, mystery, investigation, crimes, who done it, murder, duty ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 1K
The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, factory, life is a bitch, society, mechanic, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, rich and poor, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pale Horse (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
TV show
Story: After a list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of the named people begins investigating and is drawn to the The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumored witches living in a small village. Word has it that the witches can do away ...
Style: intense, dark, stylized, suspenseful, clever
Plot: murder mystery, black magic, occult, witch, corpse, curse, witchcraft, murder, police detective, death, uncover truth, legends and myths ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 11K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: captivating, serious, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, amateur detective, clergy, uncover truth, priest, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, law enforcement, church, police investigation, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 46K
Utopia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.
Style: mind bending, thought provoking, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, scientist, hidden truth, life turned upside down, politician, who to trust, dishonesty, graphic violence, mysterious character, crimes, blackmail, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: An exploration of Charles Dickens's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, stalking, mystery, orphan, small town, human nature, crimes, uncover truth, perversion, addiction, hate ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Shadow Line (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain, whose amnesia leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass; to the drug-lord driven by a ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: drug lord, who to trust, police corruption, investigation, uncover truth, hitman, forensics, mysterious character, murder, death, secret, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
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The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: London 1972. When a defecting KGB officer, Arkady Malinov, reveals Operation Glass, a devastating Soviet plot that could change the course of the Cold War, Daddy, the head of MI5, assembles a secret team to investigate. As the Soviets awaken a list ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, spy, cold war, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb, mi6
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, ussr, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
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Good Cop (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dutiful Liverpool beat cop discovers what he is truly capable of after his partner is brutally murdered in a targeted attack by a local gang.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, loss of friend, crimes, police, vigilantism, life turned upside down, law enforcement, revenge, murder, investigation, friendship, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 8.4
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State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political corruption, manipulation, crimes, state affairs, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, family relations, vengeance, family business, parents and children, betrayal, workplace, dishonesty, mother daughter relationship, power relations, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 307 min.
TV show
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: tense, captivating, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, nuclear, loss of daughter, conspiracy, legal investigation, rules and policies, contamination, cover up, double life, top secret, price of justice, political conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 2K
Secret State (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A four-part conspiracy theory drama inspired by Chris Mullen's novel "A Very British Coup". When a devastating industrial accident results in deaths and raises safety questions about the US petrochemical company involved, PM Tom ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, realistic, tense, clever
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, political intrigue, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, corporate crime, corporate crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, united kingdom, britain, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
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Mayday (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: It's Mayday in a small town steeped in pagan traditions where the crowning of the May Queen is the highlight of the day until suddenly she goes missing.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, who done it, missing child, law enforcement, crimes, parents and children, family relations, small town, couple relations, paganism, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.0
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The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, conspiracy, law enforcer killer, witnessing a crime, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, mystery, false accusation, riddles and clues, police investigation, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, race against time, track down, serial murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 898
Bonekickers (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Bonekickers was a BBC drama about a team of archaeologists, set at the fictional Wessex University. It made its début on 8 July 2008 and ran for one series. It was written by Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes creators Matthew Graham and Ashley ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: archaeologist, investigation, archaeology, escapades, mysterious character, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious place, dishonesty, religions or cults, society, adventurer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 952
Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, lawyers and clients, who to trust, legal, investigation, political conspiracy, murder, politics, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, partners, crime investigation, missing person, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, murder investigation, investigation, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 2K
Injustice (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: On the surface William Travers is a picture of success. An accomplished criminal barrister happily living with his wife in rural Suffolk. However, Travers is still recovering from a traumatic series of events that have shaken his belief in the legal ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, courtroom, police investigation, murder, lawsuit, police detective, police brutality, haunted by the past, legal, injustice, vicious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
TV show
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexism, serial killer, murder, police investigation, police detective, policewoman, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%