Movies and TV shows like Taboo

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Taboo (2017)
 8.5
 94K
Taboo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
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, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: adventurer, investigation, witchcraft, blackmail, murder, enemy, conspiracy, british empire, dark secret, gunpowder, family business, vengeance, obsession, homecoming, escapades, society, power relations, supernatural, hitman, criminal, torture, betrayal, inheritance, theft, investigator ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, africa, united states

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Most similar movies to Taboo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, investigation, mystery, crime and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Taboo: The Last Kingdom (2015), Edge of Darkness (1985), The Bletchley Circle (2012), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), State of Play (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: exciting, captivating, epic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, king, danger, escapades, political unrest, rivalry, castle, viking, heroes, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: middle ages
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, legal investigation, nuclear, cia, amateur detective, mystery, uncover truth, daughter, father, death, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in ...
Style: tense, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, crimes, danger, code breaking, mystery, crime investigation, deadly, post war, incompetent police ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An exploration of Charles Dickens's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, tense
Plot: obsession, small town life, mystery, small town, deadly, unfulfillment, orphan, stalking, human nature, unfulfilled love, addiction, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
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: tense, clever, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, journalist, politics, journalism, corruption, cover up, reporter, politician, deception, political corruption, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
Story: Martin Chuzzlewit is an old man with a large fortune and an even larger set of family and friends. A portrait of greed and selfishness, this magnificent adaptation of Dickens' comic masterpiece features an all-star cast.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: inheritance, blackmail, intrigue, manipulations, innocence lost, ambition, dishonesty, society, family relations, social relations, tribe, social climbing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, private investigator, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 2K
Secret State (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
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: clever, twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, political conspiracy, corporate crimes, political intrigue, price of justice, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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An Inconvenient Woman (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Dominick Dunne, this movie tells the story of an affair between a wealthy heir, Jules and the mistress he has kept for 18 years, Vicki. Jules' wife Betsy is aware of the affair as their marriage is one of convenience but ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, vengeance, crime, crimes, deadly, betrayal, investigation, journalism, infidelity, dishonesty, media, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.4
 8K
Bleak House (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 510 min.
Story: A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system.
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: estate, inheritance, intrigue, murder, lawyer, secret, human nature, injustice, dishonesty, life is a bitch, orphan, legal action ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.5
 2K
What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: murder, lesbian, crime, uncover truth, murder mystery, police detective, old house, who done it, mystery, under the surface, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and his intrepid companion, Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client, and a creeping man.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, stylized, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, mystery, investigation, missing person, crimes, crime, deadly, partners against crime, riddles and clues, who done it, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Trial & Retribution (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect. Each episode of the Trial ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, police investigation, crime, crime investigation, police station, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Holmes, his friend Watson (or his brother Mycroft) work to solve the mysteries of three gables, the dying detective, a golden pince-nez, the red circle, a mazarin stone, and a cardboard box.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, crimes, ego clash, adventurer, couple relations, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.5
 34K
Utopia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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: offbeat, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: scientist, conspiracy, danger, mysterious character, crimes, dishonesty, on the run, buried truth, who to trust, politician, mystery, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, love and romance, society, power relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, mistaken identity, doll ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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: serious, touching, realistic, tense
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, murder mystery, housekeeper, gentleman, empire fashion, jane austen, servant, murder, who done it, couples, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, crime, amateur detective, private detective, school, college, mystery, investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.8
 3K
The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, twists and turns, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: spy, cold war, secret agents, espionage, government agency, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty, kgb
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, investigation, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, mastermind, who done it, partners against crime, adventure, ego clash, murder, friendship, misfit partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, mystery, track down, false accusation, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 45
Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: manipulation, blind ambition, rise to the top, romance, couple relations, rich and poor, life turned upside down, ambition, society, couples, power relations, manipulations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 6K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, respect, the underworld, mafia, power struggle, mob boss, loss of family member, desperation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.4
 672
The Ice House (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice House on their grounds. The ensuing police investigation ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: small town, missing person, murder, crime investigation, haunted by the past, police, corpse, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, mysterious character, crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.4
 19K
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, serious, realistic, family saga
Plot: love and romance, estate, rich and poor, love affair, couple relations, family relations, social differences, society, master and servant, poverty, countryside, power relations ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: england, mine, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, sexism, police detective, police procedural, crime, police station, mystery, innocence, police investigation, partners against crime, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory school, and a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, mastermind, mystery, crime, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Woman in White (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based upon Wilkie Collins Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed in white. As the story unfolds, murder, love, marriage, and ...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, ghost, mysterious character, manipulations, uncover truth, couple relations, infidelity, rich and poor, social differences, siblings relations, love and romance, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 623
The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, stylized, touching ...
Plot: working class, factory, workplace situations, society, realism, workplace, family relations, parents and children, rich and poor, siblings relations, social differences, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Secrets & Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A man who finds the body of a young boy quickly becomes the prime murder suspect, putting his life and his family at risk.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: murder, murder suspect, police investigation, mystery, who done it, child murder, crimes, disorder, protagonist as suspect, investigation, uncover truth, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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