Movies and TV shows like EastEnders

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EastEnders (1985)
 5.0
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EastEnders (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The everyday lives of working-class residents of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, social realism
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, intrigue, society, family business, social relations, workplace intrigue, family in crisis, small community, neighbor neighbor relationship, british, jealousy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, father figure, parent grown child relationship, small town, adultery, realism, family life, family relations, family problems, community, pub, infidelity, extramarital affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london

Most similar movies to EastEnders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about family relations, society, couples, love and romance, couple relations, love affair and family life mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like EastEnders: Emmerdale (1972), Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), Hollyoaks (1995), A Woman of Substance (1984), Downton Abbey (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Emmerdale (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The lives of several families in the Yorkshire Dales revolve around a farm and the nearby village. With murders, affairs, lies, deceit, laughter and tears, it's all there in the village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: village, farm, family relations, social relations, family problems, family, dialogue, parents and children, honest, friendship, lifestyle, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm-workers, craftsmen and gentry at the end of the 19th Century. Lark Rise to Candleford is a love letter to a ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: village life, coming of age, family business, city country contrast, village, friendship, starting over, hopes, rivalry, society, youth, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.1
 4K
Hollyoaks (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The daily soap that follows the loves, lives and misdemeanours of a group of people living in the Chester village of Hollyoaks where anything could, and frequently does, happen...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage girl, teenage boy, teenage love, couple relations, family life, pub, drunkenness, college, student life, twentysomething life, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Woman of Substance (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 490 min.
Story: A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, store, inheritance, female protagonist, working class, pregnancy, ambition, rise to the top, security, jealousy, heiress, career woman ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.7
 135K
Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, master and servant, aristocracy, family relations, family life, parents and children, love and romance, social differences, countryside, high society, inheritance, manners ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 503
WPC 56 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama following WPC Gina Dawson, the first Woman Police Constable to join Brinford Constabulary, a fictional police force in the West Midlands, in 1956. The show focuses on WPC Gina Dawson's struggle to gain acceptance in the male-dominated ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: police station, female police officer, police investigation, sexism, feminism, workplace situations, gender, law enforcement, workplace, crimes, police detective, rape victim ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 2K
The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: police, police station, police investigation, crime, fighting crime, workplace situations, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, partners, workplace, society ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
General Hospital (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
Style: serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic, emotional
Plot: hospital, intrigue, manipulations, cult, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, dishonesty, rivalry, family problems, family relations ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Way We Live Now (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: The Way We Live Now is a 2001 four-part television adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel The Way We Live Now. The serial was first broadcast on the BBC and was directed by David Yates, written by Andrew Davies and produced by Nigel ...
Style: serious, witty, biting, realistic
Plot: intrigue, rich and poor, society, lifestyle, rise to the top, couple relations, fall in love, couples, power relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 3K
Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, epic, stylized, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, pregnancy, couple relations, civil war, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, siblings relations, social differences, tragic love, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Glass Virgin (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, romance, family life, society, couples, family relations, prostitute, friendship, working class, love and romance, youth
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.5
 836
Poldark (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Period drama series about the brooding rivalry between former soldier Ross Poldark and local industrialist George Warleggan, and the two women in their lives. Based on the books by Winston Graham.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: estate, love affair, love triangle, romance, social differences, countryside, love and romance, society, power relations, master and servant, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s
Place: england, europe, mine, britain, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Line of Beauty (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Nick Guest comes to London to live with his college friend's family, the Feddens. A short stay becomes permanent, and Nick positions himself in the family's plentiful lives of parties and politics during the Thatcher years. Over the course ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, homosexual, family life, romance, writer's life, crumbling marriage, self discovery, couple relations, coming out, infidelity, terminal illness, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 5K
Dynasty (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: family business, intrigue, oil, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, wealthy family, ambition, family relations, gays and lesbians, blind ambition, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.7
 26K
North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
Story: North & South is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC and originally broadcast in four episodes on BBC One in November and December 2004. It follows the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman from southern England who has to ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, prejudice, owner, master and servant, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.8
 3K
The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany
Duration: 402 min.
Story: Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus").
Style: serious, tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, murder, cosa nostra, mafia, fighting crime, village, organized crime, police investigation, family life, crimes, law enforcement, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sense and Sensibility (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love, jane austen, love triangle, master and servant, unlikely couple, infidelity, village, romance, looking for love, love affair, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
Style: touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, society, love affair, social differences, love and romance, high society, rich and poor, family relations, dysfunctional family, architect, gem ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.8
 149K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, society, family relations, rivalry, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, crime, organized crime, fighting crime, post war, determination ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Good Times, Bad Times (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Goede tijden, slechte tijden, also known as GTST, is the longest-running Dutch soap opera, which began on 1 October 1990 on RTL4. The programme was the first daily soap in the Netherlands. The soap is produced by Joop van den Ende and to date over ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: intrigue, love affair, family in crisis, small town, couples, couple relations, eccentric family, family business, family life, love and romance, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: rich and poor, social differences, society, social relations, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, power relations, lifestyle, female nudity, dancing, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, epic ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, family relations, intrigue, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 22K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: realistic, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating ...
Plot: abortion, unwanted pregnancy, neighbor, pregnancy, injustice, female protagonist, tailor, miscarriage, women's prison, police, rape, family in crisis ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, hamburg germany, korea, burma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.0
 10K
Dallas (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, uplifting, non-linear ...
Plot: intrigue, ranch, family feud, oil industry, family business, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, presumed dead, ambition, couple relations, parents and children, rich and poor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, medical school, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 1K
South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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: stylized, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, social relations, teacher, human spirit, high school, small town, love affair, parents and children, high school life, small town life, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Little Dorrit (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: life is a bitch, poverty, debt, down on your luck, youth, uncover truth, love and romance, society, dying, widow widower, boss, struggle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Wuthering Heights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, classic literature ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, unfulfilled love, estate, social differences, obsession, family relations, society, destructive relationship, love triangle, couples, forbidden love, punishment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
Story: On his deathbed, King Henry VIII recalls how he wooed and wed his six wives - and disposed of five of them - in a bid to secure the succession to the throne with a male heir. Despite his many marriages and the crowded court, Henry remains ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: intrigue, king, romance, head of state, treason, tower of london, royal court, couple relations, royal family, palaces castles and temples, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Brown Girls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 480 min.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: siblings relations, family life, village, village life, family relations, romance, social relations, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, culture clash, family business ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.3
 8K
Cranford (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 469 min.
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, clever, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town life, love and romance, small town, social differences, siblings relations, eligible bachelor, high society, proposal, aristocracy, class differences, society, marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%