Movies and TV shows like Act of Will

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Act of Will (1989)
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Act of Will (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: Act of Will is a 1989 mini-series directed by Don Sharp. It the third mini series based on a Barbara Taylor Bradford novel he had directed and was an early lead role for Elizabeth Hurley.
Style: family saga
Plot: dancing, fashion, pregnancy, wedding, forbidden love, female nudity, sex scene, hospital, orphan, politician, sick child, fashion designer, ambition, female protagonist, marriage, career woman, painting, mother daughter relationship, car accident, death of child, nurse, fashion show, gender roles, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and medical drama films and TV series with plots about husband wife relationship, hospital, extramarital affair, nurse, family relations, female protagonist and adultery mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Act of Will: Vital Signs (2006), Doctor Foster (2015), A Married Man (1983), The House of Eliott (1991), Mujeres de nadie (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Vital Signs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Vital Signs is a British television drama series airing on ITV from 2006. It stars Tamzin Outhwaite as a supermarket check-out operator who decides to become a doctor. The series co-stars William Beck, Fraser Ayres, Eve Best, Claudie Blakley, ...
Style: medical drama
Plot: medical school, nurse, hospital, teenage pregnancy, best friend, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, adultery, medical profession, career, supermarket, medical ...
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95%
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Doctor Foster (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A woman suspects her husband of having an affair. After following several lines of inquiry far more unravels including a streak of violence below the surface.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: extramarital affair, adultery, infidelity, life turned upside down, female protagonist, female doctor, husband wife relationship, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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85%
A Married Man (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: British television movie in which a married lawyer's excursion into adultery leads to murder.
Plot: affair, murder, extramarital affair, marriage, parliament, infidelity, seduction, older man younger woman relationship, liar, politics, lawyer, husband wife relationship ...
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74%
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, workplace situations, family relations, society, workplace, fashion designer, lifestyle, photographer, ambition, rise to the top, notoriety, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Mujeres de nadie (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mujeres de nadie (Nobody's Women) is an Argentine telenovela produced by Pol-ka and broadcast by El Trece from May 10, 2007, to November 17, 2008
Plot: nurse, hospital, abusive husband, sibling relationship, suicide attempt, domestic violence, romantic rivalry, extramarital affair, love triangle, attempted murder, alcohol abuse, assassin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 427
Frankie (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Frankie is a British television drama series created by Lucy Gannon. The series stars Eve Myles as the eponymous character Frankie Maddox, a district nurse more emotionally involved with her job than her personal life. The series is both set and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: hospital, workplace, hopes, workplace situations, redemption, supportive coworker, strong female presence, female protagonist, nurse, british, patient, paraplegic
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, political intrigue, relationship vs career, ambition, family, state affairs, blind ambition, couples, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Scarlet Letter (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In the 17th century Massachusetts, a married women, whose husband is missing, has a child with the local pastor. The puritanical residents of her town condemn her to carry the Scarlet Letter of shame. Then the husband shows up.
Plot: adultery, infidelity, puritan, extramarital affair, minister, illegitimate child, sexuality, pariah, adulteress, letter, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: massachusetts
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63%
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Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, dishonesty, infidelity, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, male escort, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Hold the Dream (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 195 min.
TV show
Story: Hold the Dream is a British two-part miniseries made in 1986, based on the novel of the same name by Barbara Taylor Bradford. It is the second book in the Emma Harte series, following A Woman of Substance. Hold the Dream continues the story of Emma ...
Style: family saga
Plot: heiress, limousine, wealth, mother daughter relationship, extramarital affair, female protagonist, twins, family relations, male female relationship, large family, rolls royce, matriarch ...
Place: new york, london, yorkshire
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61%
Always and Everyone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Always and Everyone was a British television drama that ran from 1999 to 2002. It dramatised the hectic everyday lives of the doctors and nurses running the Accident and Emergency department of the large, busy city hospital, St. Victor's. The ...
Style: medical drama
Plot: hospital, surgery, doctor, accident, patient, emergency, nurse
Place: manchester, manchester england
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60%
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Deep Water (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A modern day look at family through the eyes of three women as they work to balance work and life pressures.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: horny wife, family relations, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, businesswoman, destiny, friendship, society, adaptation, lifestyle, fight, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
Story: Three part miniseries about Gerald Middleton, an aging historian, who reflects on his youth, relationships (especially the one with his best friend's girl), career (shadowed by a scandal), and current issues, like his marriage and kids.
Plot: historian, excavation, infidelity, female nudity, scandal, professor, husband wife relationship, topless, introspection
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58%
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The Citadel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 500 min.
TV show
Story: The Citadel is a 1983 BBC television adaptation written by Don Shaw from A. J. Cronin's novel The Citadel, which was originally published in 1937. It was produced by Ken Riddington. Other television versions include a British and two Italian ...
Plot: handicapped, doctors, idealist, tuberculosis, mining town, miner, scotsman, dead wife, ambition, husband wife relationship, trial, medical research ...
Time: 1930s
Place: wales
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57%
Nightingales (US) (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nightingales is an American medical drama television series that aired on NBC from January 21, 1989 to April 26, 1989. The series, produced by Aaron Spelling Productions, follows the stories of Christine Broderick, a supervisor of student nurses, ...
Style: medical drama
Plot: hospital, nurse, medical, roommate, doctor, female bonding
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Talk to Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Talk to Me is a British television serial, written by writer Danny Brocklehurst, produced by Company Pictures for ITV. The four-part serial began on 10 June 2007 and stars Max Beesley as Mitch Moore, a womanising radio host whose producer is also ...
Plot: female nudity, infidelity, cheating girlfriend, talk show host, cheating wife, love triangle, radio talk show, radio show, sex scene, talk radio, extramarital affair, male nudity ...
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52%
Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: When Peter Manson's daughter falls pregnant by her teacher, he is afraid that he has lost her forever. But are his fears more than just fatherly concern?
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down, family problems, haunted by the past, loss of wife, car accident, financial ruin, teacher, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Nurse (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nurse is an American medical drama that aired on CBS from April 2, 1981 to May 1982. Series star Michael Learned won an Emmy in 1982 for her role on the show.
Style: medical drama
Plot: nurse, hospital, friendship between women, widow, medical, neighbor, female bonding, female friendship, doctor nurse relationship, nursing, mother son relationship
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Bodies (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Bodies is an award-winning British television medical drama produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. Created by Jed Mercurio, the series began in 2004 and is based on his book Bodies. In December 2009, The Times ranked Bodies in 9th place in ...
Style: medical drama
Plot: hospital, surgery, gynecologist, death, surgical gown, dental mask, computer, latex gloves, nurse, doctor, medical mask, surgical mask ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, workplace romance, rivalry, surgery, nurse, chief of staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Too Far to Go (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, adultery, wedding, engagement, divorce, dancing, dysfunctional marriage, extramarital affair
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 70s, 60s, 50s
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48%
The Dwelling Place (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of Catherine Cookson's novel. Set in the 1830s, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for her younger ...
Plot: rape, pregnancy, aristocrat, baby, pregnant from rape, grandfather, drunken man, pregnant, period piece, pregnant woman
Time: 19th century, 1830s, victorian era
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46%
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Vanity Fair (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, witty
Plot: british, social differences, ambition, female protagonist, rise to the top, society, life philosophy, social climbing, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, unrequited love, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Oliver Twist (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 386 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Charles Dickens' novel, this adaptation traces the childhood of an orphan whose mother dies giving birth to him in an English work-house in the 1820s.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, bleak
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, child abuse, confined, young heroes, youth, danger, coming of age, rich and poor, social differences, down on your luck, kidnapping, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe
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43%
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 9K
Kuzey Guney (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Kuzey Güney is a spin-off Turkish television drama series of 1976 American television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man. The scenarists are Ece Yörenç and Melek Gençoğlu. The series stars Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ as Kuzey Tekinoğlu, a restless son of ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: family relations, love, love triangle, siblings relations, love and romance, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, secret, marriage, flashback, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Woman of Substance (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
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: stylized, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, family relations, world war one, store, working class, pregnancy, ambition, inheritance, master and servant, vengeance, rich and poor, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1900s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: england, yorkshire
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43%
Shortland Street (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Shortland Street is a New Zealand prime-time soap opera centering around the fictitious Shortland Street Hospital, first broadcast on Television New Zealand's TV2 on 25 May 1992. It is the country's longest-running drama and soap opera, ...
Style: medical drama
Plot: nurse, hospital, doctor, health, relationships, medical clinic, medical, clinic
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
For Better or Worse (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: For Better or Worse is a daily prime time Hungarian soap opera.
Plot: hospital, doctor, nurse, hungarian, medical clinic, patient, hospital room, medicine, illness, health, hallway, hospital bed ...
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42%
Seventh Avenue (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: A poor young man from New York's Lower East Side determines to overcome his status, and through hard work rises to become a power in the garment industry.
Plot: fashion, business, clothes
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41%
Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 463 min.
TV show
Story: The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in ...
Style: suspense, social, psychological, pink cinema
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, parents and children, female protagonist, strong female character, conflict, teenage sexuality, social differences, wealthy family, racial tension, female artist, lgbt teen, jealousy ...
Time: 1990s, year 1997, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%