Movies and TV shows like Taboo

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Taboo (2017)
 8.5
 97K
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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, rough
Plot: adventurer, investigation, murder, conspiracy, dark secret, blackmail, british empire, vengeance, homecoming, obsession, family business, inheritance, incest overtones, exorcism, witchcraft, enemy, gunpowder, society, escapades, power relations, supernatural, hitman, criminal, torture, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, africa, europe, united states

Most similar movies to Taboo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and stylized 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), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), Trial & Retribution (1997), The Bletchley Circle (2012). 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: captivating, exciting, epic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: battles, kingdom, king, danger, escapades, political unrest, rivalry, castle, viking, kidnapping, heroes, vengeance ...
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, nuclear, cia, conspiracy, legal investigation, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, price of justice, rules and policies, dishonesty, contamination, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, crime, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, danger, private investigator, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: captivating, tense, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, murder, courtroom, law enforcement, society, child killer, missing person, rapist, danger, law enforcer killer, kidnapping, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, code breaking, crimes, danger, mystery, deadly, post war, housewife, intelligence ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, mastermind, who done it, partners against crime, ego clash, murder, adventure, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, tense, atmospheric, stylized, serious
Plot: social relations, perversion, human nature, orphan, addiction, obsession, small town, murder, youth, torment, mystery, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, who done it, crime, police investigation, lesbian, mystery, one last case, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch, retiring, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: realistic, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political corruption, crimes, state affairs, political thriller, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.5
 35K
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, clever, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: scientist, conspiracy, dishonesty, fear, secret, politician, danger, who to trust, mysterious character, crimes, buried truth, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, secret, lawyer, murder, intrigue, obsession, corruption, injustice, amateur detective, evidence, blackmail ...
Time: victorian, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: blackmail, inheritance, intrigue, tribe, society, innocence lost, dishonesty, ambition, manipulations, social climbing, self involved, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 7K
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, gangsters, betrayal, respect, power struggle, criminal heroes, relatives, mafia, crimes, dishonesty, ex convict, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, tense, captivating
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, killing off one by one, chases and races, riddles and clues, crime, false accusation, criminal's revenge, deadly, track down, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: investigation, ghost, infidelity, manipulations, love and romance, couple relations, mysterious character, siblings relations, rich and poor, uncover truth, social differences, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, suspenseful, clever, stylized, serious ...
Plot: spy, cold war, secret agents, espionage, undercover, dishonesty, government agency, state affairs, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, crimes, crime, couple relations, mystery, health situation, ego clash, deadly, multiple suspects, dying, adventurer ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, mind bending, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, multiple suspects, disappearance, rivalry, investigation, deadly, who done it, mystery, danger, missing person, crime ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.9
 6K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, female detective, criminal, crime investigation, mystery, police detective, murder mystery, british police, right hand man, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, betrayal, rivalry, crimes, crime, deadly, dishonesty, vengeance, infidelity, journalism, media, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: tense, serious, clever, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, investigation, conspiracy, uncover truth, crimes, corporate crimes, life is a bitch, state affairs, price of justice, dishonesty, political intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, mind bending, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, amateur detective, clergy, society, law enforcement, riddles and clues, media sensation, writer's life, crimes, mystery, crime, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, inheritance, love and romance, power relations, life is a bitch, society, social differences, lifestyle, love affair, dishonesty, greed, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, realistic, bleak, serious, intense ...
Plot: murder, sexism, serial killer, police detective, innocence, police procedural, police station, policewoman, crime, police investigation, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 1K
Secret Smile (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When Miranda splits up with her creepy boyfriend Brendan because he attacked her she finds out that he is now going out with her sister Kerry and later proposes to her. Miranda warns her sister, as Brendan swims his way into their family ruining ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: stalking, psychopath, obsession, mind game, manipulations, crimes, dangerous attraction, mystery, love and romance, sexual relations, womanizer, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, tense, serious, disturbing, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, murder mystery, jane austen, empire fashion, family relations, couples, high society, who done it, investigation, family disapproval, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 9.2
 689K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: captivating, witty, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, mastermind, partners, crime, sherlock holmes, friendship, british, riddles and clues, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 682
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, small town, missing person, investigation, haunted by the past, crime investigation, corpse, police, police investigation, private detective, police detective, crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.2
 85K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: small town, murder, family problems, obsession, motel, dysfunctional family, incestuous desire, mad, serial killer, overbearing mother, mental disorder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 1K
Meadowlands (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A married couple and their teenage twins move to Meadowlands, a friendly and seemingly safe suburban town, to start a new life. Here, they will soon realize that secrets and mysteries are plentiful, and past is a difficult thing to bury.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: secret, murder, witness protection, suburbs, starting over, suburban life, family relations, mystery, couple relations, family life, disappearance, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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