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: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: gay slur, lawyer, couple relations, love and romance, office, heroin, workplace intrigue, love affair, cult, self fulfillment, legal, direction and purpose, couples, adulthood, lifestyle, law firm, boss and employee, city life, rivalry, workplace, dedicated lawyer, twentysomething life, workplace situations, irresponsible, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london

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Most similar movies to This Life

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, workplace, workplace situations, society, family relations, love and romance and couples mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like This Life: C.P.W. (1995), Silk (2011), Doctors (2000), The Deep End (2010), Casualty (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: rivalry, workplace, lifestyle, couples, intern, power relations, boss and employee, urban, workplace situations, couple relations, workplace intrigue, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, 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: serious, clever, realistic, captivating
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, ambition, rivalry, courtroom drama, workplace intrigue, lawyers and clients, success, courtroom, workplace, legal, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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94%
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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: touching, captivating, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: doctor, workplace, doctors and patients, clinic, workplace situations, supportive coworker, couples, couple relations, terminal illness, love affair, life is a bitch, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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94%
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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, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: law firm, corporate world, lawsuit, lawyer, rivalry, lawyers and clients, workplace, lifestyle, power relations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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92%
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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, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, workplace situations, doctors and patients, love and romance, intern, workplace intrigue, workplace romance, medicine, doctor, catastrophe, doctor patient relationship, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary ...
Place: europe, england
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91%
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Mrs Biggs (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Charmian Biggs (née Powell), the rebellious product of a strict 1950s upbringing, and her whirlwind romance with Ronald Biggs leading to a descent into crime, most infamously 1963's Great Train Robbery.
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: criminal heroes, heist, love and romance, crimes, love affair, couple relations, family relations, wanted, couples, crime and punishment
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s, 50s
Place: england, australia, rio de janeiro
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91%
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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: tense, clever, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, lawyer, law firm, legal investigation, legal, workaholic, uninhibited rivalry, scapegoat, jury, rivalry, ambition, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
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89%
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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, clever, serious
Plot: legal action, law firm, courtroom drama, legal, lawsuit, lawyer, workplace situations, office, hypocrisy, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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88%
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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, captivating, emotional, serious, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: artist, love triangle, rebelliousness, love and romance, couples, family relations, friendship, self discovery, bohemian, poet, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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85%
The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The House of Eliott is a British television series produced and broadcast by the BBC in three series between 1991 and 1994. The series starred Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard as two sisters in 1920s London who establish a dressmaking business and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: fashion, family relations, workplace situations, society, workplace, fashion designer, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london
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85%
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Holby City (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 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: touching, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, doctors and patients, cure, intern, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, rivalry, workplace romance, surgery, nurse, chief of staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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84%
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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, realistic, stylized, captivating, touching ...
Plot: doctors and patients, hospital, workplace, patient, treatment, workplace situations, workplace romance, society, nurse, gynecologist, strong female presence, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england
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83%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: streetwise, parents and children, family relations, siblings relations, bittersweet, society, soccer, city life, bombing, urban, bet, ira ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, manchester
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82%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal action, lawsuit, workplace situations, reluctant partners, law firm, power relations, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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81%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, society, ambition, betrayal, social differences, love triangle, love affair, working class, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
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81%
Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, touching, stylized, serious
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, master and servant, lifestyle, rich and poor, couples, love and romance, society, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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81%
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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, stylized, captivating, realistic
Plot: society, love affair, social relations, lifestyle, destiny, love and romance, friendship, friends, group of friends, drug addict, flatmate, ethnic diversity ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, serious, captivating, talky
Plot: law firm, lawyer, workplace, lawsuit, workplace situations, ambition, legal, jury, rivalry, society, unsupportive coworkers, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, medical drama, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, nursing, workplace, workplace situations, doctor, nun, nurse, countryside, love, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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77%
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Ordinary Lies (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Exploring what happens when a bunch of white lies spiral out of control and the effect it has on an ordinary group of colleagues and friends.
Style: realistic, witty, serious, captivating
Plot: workplace, boss, family problems, human nature, couples, workplace situations, dishonesty, power relations, disorder, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, white lie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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77%
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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: serious, touching, witty, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, mistress, lifestyle, lesbian, friendship, love affair, couples, dishonesty, female friendship, friendship between women, single woman, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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77%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, couple relations, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, couples, social relations, power relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), rich and poor, social differences, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
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76%
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, haunted by the past, starting over, friendship, idealism, destiny, social problems, human nature, career, struggle, coincidence ...
Place: new york, usa
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76%
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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, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: master and servant, high society, butler, millionaire, family values, marriage, family relations, lifestyle, racial issues, housewife, rich and poor, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: small town, family relations, nurse, workplace situations, small town life, strong female presence, workplace, love and romance, countryside, fictional city, factory, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
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76%
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Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Outlaw is an American television series that was aired on the NBC network. The one-hour courtroom drama stars Jimmy Smits as a Supreme Court Justice who resigns from the bench and returns to private practice in an elite law firm where Claire Sax, ...
Style: realistic, clever, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: law firm, legal, courtroom, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, workplace, hotshot lawyer, legal action, courtroom drama, jury, power relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Friends & Crocodiles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Paul Reynolds is a Gatsby-like figure: owner of a magnificent house, the host of great parties, and a collector of interesting people. He persuades Lizzie Thomas, a secretary at a local estate agent's, to come and work for him as his assistant, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, sexual ...
Plot: workplace romance, secretary, entrepreneur, mentor, rise to the top, love triangle, couples, boss and employee, workplace situations, chaos and mayhem, ambition, obnoxious boss ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, hopes, parents and children, society, love and romance, human spirit, social relations, small town, strong female presence, power relations, high school ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Strong Medicine (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of staff in the womens' health clinic of a fictitious hospital in Philadelphia.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, clinic, workplace, workplace situations, doctors and patients, boss and employee, lifesaver, family relations, lifestyle, feminism, parents and children, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: tragic love, infidelity, tragic hero, betrayal, dishonesty, breakup, dysfunctional family, love triangle, social differences, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%