Movies and TV shows like Taboo

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Taboo (2017)
 8.4
 118K
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: brother sister incest, witchcraft, british empire, family business, adventurer, incest overtones, murder, dark secret, investigation, conspiracy, inheritance, homecoming, obsession, blackmail, vengeance, supernatural power, gunpowder, exorcism, enemy, corporation, sex, society, escapades, power relations, implied incest ...
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, deadly, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement and investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Taboo: The Last Kingdom (2015), Dorian Gray (2009), Poldark (2015), The Game (2014), What Remains (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: captivating, realistic, epic, stylized, exciting ...
Plot: king, battles, kingdom, danger, castle, viking, escapades, political unrest, rivalry, kidnapping, vengeance, heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.2
 61K
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, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: deal with the devil, eternal youth, aristocracy, physical appearance, fall in love, society, beefcake, male nudity, high society, artist, painting, supernatural ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 27K
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, love and romance, estate, family relations, society, love affair, social differences, master and servant, rich and poor, romance, poverty, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1790s
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 3K
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, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, mi6, spy, cold war, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union, ussr, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 3K
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: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, multiple suspects, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, danger, one last case, crime, loner, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 42K
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: thought provoking, mind bending, captivating, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: conspiracy, buried truth, scientist, danger, life turned upside down, politician, who to trust, dishonesty, graphic violence, mysterious character, top secret, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murder by Decree (1979)
Genre: 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, crime, crimes, conspiracy, sherlock holmes, track down, danger, good versus evil, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 124K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, crimes, talented, murder, forensics, law enforcement, cruelty, partners, psychopath, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, human nature, small town, crimes, uncover truth, perversion, danger, hate ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 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: bleak, suspenseful, captivating, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: murder, nuclear, loss of daughter, conspiracy, legal investigation, dishonesty, deadly, mystery, chases and races, price of justice, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 1K
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: loss of friend, crimes, rivalry, police, life turned upside down, vigilantism, law enforcement, revenge, investigation, murder, danger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: political thriller, twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political corruption, manipulation, crimes, state affairs, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, society, deadly, crimes, religions or cults, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense, clever ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, investigation, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, uncover truth, political intrigue, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, corporate crimes, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain, united kingdom, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, dishonesty, family relations, workplace, betrayal, deadly, parents and children, family business, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 685
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, danger, police investigation, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, crime, law enforcement, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, criminal's revenge, false accusation, riddles and clues, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 842
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: archaeologist, investigation, archaeology, escapades, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, obsession, adventurer, society, religions or cults, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, child killer, murder, country house, investigation, who done it, deadly, multiple suspects, crimes, acquittal, murder confession, child abduction ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1860s
Place: scotland yard, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 9K
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, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, espionage, love affair, undercover, spy, gays and lesbians, gender, murder, conspiracy, police, surveillance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 846
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: tense, twists and turns, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, who to trust, legal, lawyers and clients, political conspiracy, investigation, murder, politics, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, murder, courtroom, police investigation, lawsuit, legal, deadly, police brutality, haunted by the past, police detective, vicious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Shadow Line (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: drug lord, who to trust, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, hitman, forensics, death, obsession, evidence, one last job, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The film is the first known dramatisation of one of the most notorious killing sprees in British history and was made to mark the fortieth anniversary of Hindley and Brady's trial. It was made with the full backing of the victims' ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, rivalry, mystery, investigation, violence spree, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1964, year 1965 ...
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe, manchester ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, partners, missing person, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crime investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ 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, policewoman, serial killer, murder, police investigation, police detective, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 5K
Dig (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When FBI Agent Peter Connelly, recently stationed in Jerusalem, begins investigating the murder of a young American, he realizes that he’s uncovered an ancient international conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history. Certain ...
Style: captivating, tense, enigmatic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, archeological dig, investigation, conspiracy, murder, uncover truth, danger, escapades, adventure, special agents, christianity, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 8K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: gangsters, mob boss, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, betrayal, crime, respect, power struggle, relatives, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 202
Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, partners, mutilated body, partners against crime, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%