Movies and TV shows like This Life

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This Life (1996)
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This Life (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A group of aspiring young lawyers sharing a shabby house in London, charting their careers and personal lives.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, erotic, controversial
Plot: gay slur, lawyer, homosexuality, love and romance, couple relations, office, heroin, cult, couples, love affair, legal, self fulfillment, rivalry, direction and purpose, workplace intrigue, adulthood, law firm, lifestyle, city life, workplace, dedicated lawyer, boss and employee, twentysomething life, workplace situations, irresponsible ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films and TV series with plots about power relations, love and romance, family relations, workplace, workplace situations, society and rivalry mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like This Life: Doctors (2000), C.P.W. (1995), Silk (2011), Casualty (1986), The Deep End (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Doctors (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge, defined as being close to the city of Birmingham, this soap opera follows the staff and families of a doctor's surgery.
Style: captivating, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: doctor, workplace, workplace situations, doctors and patients, clinic, love affair, terminal illness, couple relations, supportive coworker, couples, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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95%
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C.P.W. (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Central Park West is an American prime time television soap opera that ran from September 1995 to June 1996 on CBS. The series was created and executive produced by Melrose Place's Darren Star. As the title suggests, CPW was set in New York, in ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: rivalry, lifestyle, workplace, power relations, couples, intern, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, couple relations, boss and employee, city life, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Silk (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2011. Written by Peter Moffat, the series follows a set of barristers, and what they do to attain the rank of Queen's Counsel, known as "taking silk."
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, ambition, courtroom drama, rivalry, success, uninhibited rivalry, lawyers and clients, workplace intrigue, workplace, legal, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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89%
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Casualty (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Casualty, stylised as CASUAL+Y, is a British medical drama television series that airs weekly on BBC One, and the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, workplace situations, intern, workplace intrigue, workplace romance, love and romance, medicine, doctor, disaster, death, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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The Deep End (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Deep End is an American television series created by David Hemingson and produced by 20th Century Fox Television for the ABC television network. Starring Mehcad Brooks, Matt Long, Tina Majorino, Clancy Brown, and Billy Zane, the show follows ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: law firm, corporate world, lawsuit, lawyer, rivalry, lawyers and clients, workplace, lifestyle, power relations, ambition, legal, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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83%
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North Square (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: North Square is an award-winning British television drama series written by Peter Moffat and broadcast by Channel 4 at the end of 2000. Starring an ensemble cast, including Phil Davis, Rupert Penry-Jones, Helen McCrory and Kevin McKidd, the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, tense, humorous ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, lawyer, legal investigation, law firm, ambition, jury, rivalry, legal, uninhibited rivalry, lawyers and clients, scapegoat, workaholic ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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79%
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L.A. Law (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including a ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, clever
Plot: law firm, legal action, courtroom drama, lawsuit, legal, lawyer, hypocrisy, workplace situations, office, lawyers and clients, high priced lawyer, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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77%
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Holby City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series about life on the wards of Holby City Hospital, following the highs and lows of the staff and patients.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, intern, cure, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, rivalry, workplace romance, surgery, nurse, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, britain
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73%
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Breathless (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Hospital drama set in London during the early 1960s, following the staff of a busy gynecology ward at a time when abortion is illegal and the contraceptive pill is only just becoming available to married women.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: nurse, hospital, doctors and patients, society, patient, workplace romance, workplace, treatment, workplace situations, gynecologist, surgery, strong female presence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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71%
Life in Squares (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 171 min.
TV show
Story: A story of the close and often fraught relationship between sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, rebelliousness, love triangle, love and romance, couples, family relations, friendship, self discovery, bohemian, poet, sister sister relationship, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Impostor (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: La Impostora, is a Spanish-language telenovela presumably to be produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, workplace intrigue, fall in love, romance, uncover truth, dishonesty, boss and employee, hidden identity, family relations, power relations, family business, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
From There to Here (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created by Peter Bowker, From There To Here is set in the aftermath of the 1996 Arndale bombing and follows Daniel Cotton, a Manchester family man who is torn between the life he wants and the life he could have. The story spans the four years that ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, touching, realistic
Plot: streetwise, family relations, parents and children, bittersweet, soccer, siblings relations, city life, society, bombing, bet, ira, maid ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: england, manchester
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68%
The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a good boy from a family of dockside toughs. Is she strong ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, couples, power relations, family relations, love and romance, betrayal, romance, dishonesty, ambition, master and servant, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal action, legal, dedicated lawyer, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, reluctant partners, law firm, lawsuit, power relations, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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67%
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: society, lifestyle, friends, love affair, social relations, love and romance, destiny, friendship, group of friends, ethnic diversity, flatmate, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 60s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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66%
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Anna Karenina (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: To help her brother mend his failing marriage, young Russian beauty Anna Karenina - who's married to eminent nobleman Alexei Karenin - leaves St. Petersburg for Moscow, where she meets the dashing Count Vronsky. They soon fall madly in love, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: breakup, betrayal, dishonesty, tragic hero, infidelity, tragic love, family problems, couples, love and romance, social differences, dysfunctional family, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Mistresses (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of marital and extramarital relationships.
Style: sexy, serious, witty, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, infidelity, lifestyle, lesbian, friendship, couples, mistress, dishonesty, female friendship, thirtysomething life, single woman, desire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Upstairs Downstairs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1936, the show takes viewers, old and new, back to the lavish world of Belgravia, London. A new set of occupants reside at 165 Eaton Place and viewers see how external and internal influences of the tumultuous pre-war period shape and mould ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, stylized
Plot: high society, master and servant, butler, rich and poor, millionaire, family values, marriage, lifestyle, family relations, racial issues, couples, housewife ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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63%
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Carnation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
Story: Carnation is a Japanese television drama that aired in the Asadora slot on NHK from 3 October 2011 to 31 March 2012. It is the 85th Asadora. It is based on the life of the fashion designer Ayako Koshino in Kishiwada, Osaka. Ayako was the mother of ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, rise to the top, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, hopes, workplace situations, family relations, workplace, parents and children, strong female presence
Time: 20th century
Place: japan
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63%
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: clever, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, family relations, child abuse, bittersweet, society, babies and infants, lifestyle, master and servant, youth, love and romance, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe
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62%
Canterbury's Law (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Canterbury is a force of nature. An attorney on the rise, she puts her career on the line to take on risky and unpopular cases, even when they take a toll on her personal life. Elizabeth and her law professor husband, Matt Furey, haunted ...
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, law firm, price of justice, workplace, legal, injustice, lawyers and clients, rivalry, investigation, trespassing, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
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61%
Made in Jersey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm.
Style: realistic, talky, captivating, serious
Plot: law firm, lawyer, lawsuit, workplace, workplace situations, legal, ambition, jury, rivalry, society, strong female presence, unsupportive coworkers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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61%
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The Royal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the staff and patients of a Yorkshire cottage hospital in the 60s, embroiled in tangled love lives and bitter power struggles.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hospital, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, nursing, workplace, workplace situations, doctor, nun, nurse, countryside, love, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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61%
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Judging Amy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge who serves in a family court, and in addition to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, judge, legal, parents and children, starting over, couples, living with parents, love and romance, courtroom drama, single mother, mother daughter relationship, female judge ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Where the Heart Is (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Where the Heart Is is a British television family drama series set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Skelthwaite. First shown in 1997, it was created by Ashley Pharoah and Vicky Featherstone, and focuses on the professional and personal lives of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, small town, nurse, strong female presence, workplace, love and romance, workplace situations, small town life, countryside, sister in law, fictional city, british ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Red Roses (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Rote Rosen is a German telenovela produced by Studio Hamburg Serienwerft L√ľneburg and broadcast by Das Erste since November 6, 2006. The show is a complex telenovela, who tells one love story every season about women in their forties.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, family relations, love affair, couples, parents and children, infidelity, hotel, romance, fall in love, friendship, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
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: captivating, touching, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, human spirit, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, society, hopes, strong female presence, social relations, small town, boss, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Six Degrees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Six Degrees is an American dramatic television series about six residents of New York City and their respective relationships and connections with one another, based on the idea of six degrees of separation. It premiered on September 21, 2006, ...
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Plot: destiny, love affair, starting over, lifestyle, haunted by the past, idealism, coincidence, career, human nature, struggle, social problems, friendship ...
Place: new york, usa
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59%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: high society, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, power relations, social relations, couples, social differences, rich and poor, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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59%
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Banana (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Witty, heartfelt and unique interlinked stories covering different aspects of LGBT life, featuring the most exciting emerging talent.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, couple relations, gender, self discovery, haunted by the past, love, society, multiple storylines, love and romance, gay, young adult, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%