Movies and TV shows like Boon

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Boon (1986)
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Boon (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Boon is a British television drama and modern-day western series starring Michael Elphick, David Daker, and later Neil Morrissey. It was created by Jim Hill and Bill Stair and filmed by Central Television for ITV. It revolved around the life of a modern-day Lone Ranger and ex-firefighter, Ken Boon.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: firefighter, friendship, friends, manhood, unemployment, society, aging, workplace, workplace situations, private investigator, british, career change
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to Boon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and serious films and TV series with plots about society, workplace, friends, workplace situations, british humour, friendship and buddies mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Boon: Lovejoy (1986), One Foot in the Grave (1990), Minder (1979), Heartbeat (1992), Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lovejoy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The series concerns the adventures of the eponymous Lovejoy, played by Ian McShane, a likeable but roguish antiques dealer based in East Anglia. Within the trade, he has a reputation as a "divvie", a person with an almost supernatural ...
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, clever, exciting ...
Plot: antique dealer, heist, cons and scams, dealer, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, escapades, crimes, con men, investigation, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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One Foot in the Grave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: One Foot in the Grave is a BBC television sitcom series written by David Renwick. The show ran for six series, including seven Christmas specials, two Comic Relief specials, over an eleven-year period, from early 1990 to late 2000. The latter Comic ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, oldtimer, couples, retired, suffering, disorder, antisocial behavior, couple relations, elderly, golden years, retirement, misery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: europe, england
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Minder (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Minder is a British comedy-drama series about the London criminal underworld. Initially produced by Verity Lambert, it was made by Euston Films, a subsidiary of Thames Television and shown on ITV. The show ran for ten series between 29 October 1979 ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: urban, con men, pub, car salesman, money, bodyguard, businessman, boxer, police, cigar smoking, fight, ex athlete ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
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100%
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Heartbeat (1992)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the 1960s in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield, this enduringly popular series interweaves crime and medical storylines.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: village, countryside, police, motorcycle chase, bar, crime, society, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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100%
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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? is a British sitcom which was broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1. It was the colour sequel to the mid-1960s hit The Likely Lads. It was created and written, as was its predecessor, by Dick ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friends, working class, marriage, factory worker, society, grownups, homecoming, workplace, buddies, middle class, friendship, male friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: northern england, europe, england
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100%
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is a genteel British crime/comedy drama television programme that aired from 1996 to 1998 on BBC One. Patricia Routledge starred as the titular character, Derek Benfield as her patient husband Robert, Dominic Monaghan ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: village, amateur detective, female detective, private detective, investigation, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, society, partners against crime, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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100%
This Is England '88 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Set during Christmas 1988, Lol is haunted by the devastating events that took place two and a half years before. She and Woody both find themselves struggling to cope with their lives without each other after he leaves the gang. Lol is carrying the ...
Style: touching, emotional, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: christmas, love and romance, coping, holiday, life is a bitch, friendship, gang, realism, society, christianity, misfit, responsibility ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, crime, police station, society, workplace situations, partners, law enforcement, crimes, inspector, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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This Is England '86 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne, a spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England. Shaun has just finished his final exams and he realizes he is no longer a kid. It's mid ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: subculture, life is a bitch, social misfits, rape, youth, skinhead, friends, friendship, rebelliousness, teenage life, sexual relations, adolescence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Grafters (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Grafters was a British drama–comedy programme originally broadcast in the UK on ITV from 27 October 1998 to 20 December 1999 for 16 episodes over two series. Grafters was based around the Purvis brothers Joe and Trevor, who along with their ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: couples, brother, construction worker, social relations, family relations, social differences, siblings relations, couple relations, workplace situations, unfulfillment, workplace, cousin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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Babylon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: London's police force is in need of a public image revamp. And Chief Constable Richard Miller has found just the woman to do it...American visionary from the world of new media Liz Garvey, sets out to revolutionise the force's PR ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: police, workplace, law enforcement, workplace situations, police station, fighting crime, honest law enforcer, public relations, society, incompetent police, sniper, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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29%
This Is England '90 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Following on from This Is England ’86 and ‘88, this much-anticipated final chapter finds the gang embracing the rave scene of a new decade. But the utter hilarity and unadulterated joy of the second ‘summer of love’ soon gives way to a war ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: hippie, friendship, rave, society, love and romance, realism, life is a bitch, racism, misfit, drugs/alcohol, ecstasy, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, yorkshire, manchester
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29%
The Likely Lads (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Likely Lads is a British sitcom created and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and produced by Dick Clement. Twenty episodes were broadcast by the BBC, in three series, between 16 December 1964 and 23 July 1966. However, only eight of ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: working class, friendship, workplace situations, friends, factory worker, buddies, workplace, society, pub, electrician, friendship between men, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: northern england, europe, england
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Operation Good Guys (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Operation Good Guys is a British mockumentary, a fly-on-the-wall documentary series about an elite police unit's bid to snare one of Britain's most powerful crime lords. It was first screened on BBC Two from 1997 - 2000. Blurring the line ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, not serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: disorder, accountant, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, undercover, workplace, silly humor, incompetent police, police detective, working undercover, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe
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Either Way (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Icelandic drama about two remote road-workers.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, workplace, friends, workplace situations, buddies, adventure, couples, bittersweet, painting
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iceland
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W817 (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium
TV show
Story: The show is about 6 students living together in a student house.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom
Plot: buddies, youth, love and romance, social relations, friends, friendship, shoplifting, business, computer, living together, student, school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
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25%
Waiting for God (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Waiting for God is a British sitcom that ran on BBC1 from 1990 to 1994 starring Graham Crowden as Tom and Stephanie Cole as Diana, two spirited residents of a retirement home who spend their time running rings around the home's oppressive ...
Style: sitcom, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, retirement home, generation gap, staff, traditional versus modern, couples, retired, in-laws, antisocial behavior, oldtimer, friends, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Professionals (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative, hand-picked ...
Style: controversial, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, fighting crime, society, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, working undercover, friendship, friends, crimes, crime, state affairs, government agency ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain
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24%
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Mapp & Lucia (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: 1930s comedy drama based on EF Benson's novels, about the rivalry between two women in a quaint village.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: small town, rivalry, village, society, village life, small town life, social relations, priest, friendship, lesbian, gossip, snobbism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, england
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24%
A Very Peculiar Practice (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A young and idealistic Doctor Stephen Daker arrives at Lowlands University to work at the Health Centre, but has to cope with an eccentric set of colleagues.
Style: surreal, witty, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: satire, university, polish, misfit, social misfits, doctors and patients, society, power relations, medical school, teachers and students, nun, college ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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24%
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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
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Teachers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Teachers is a British television comedy-drama series, created by Tim Loane and originally shown on Channel 4. The series follows a group of secondary school teachers in their daily lives. While the first series centers heavily around probationary ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual, witty ...
Plot: high school, high school life, high school teacher, infidelity, teachers and students, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, lifestyle, unsupportive coworkers, power relations, couples, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mile High (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mile High is a British television drama based on the lives of the cabin crew members of Fresh!, a budget airline based in London. The name of the show comes from the "Mile High Club". The show was broadcast on Sky1 from 2003 to 2005 and ...
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: airplane, friendship, friends, couples, gossip and rumors, workplace, buddies, partners, working class, british, male female relationship, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
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22%
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Riff-Raff (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class.
Style: realistic, gloomy, humorous, semi serious
Plot: working class, fall in love, friendship, workplace situations, politics, misfit, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch, friends, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Between the Lines (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Between the Lines was a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series. The show centred on the eventful life of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: police corruption, police, workplace situations, police station, honest law enforcer, corrupt law enforcer, law enforcement, crimes, crime, police investigation, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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21%
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Early Doors (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A sitcom set in a small pub in Manchester, “The Grapes”, where daily life is bound up in the issues of love, loneliness, and blocked urinals. Regular drinkers Joe and Duffy pass the time with landlord Ken and his police officer cronies.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Plot: everyday life, society, workplace, buddies, working class, workplace situations, old friend, pub, indoor, gossip and rumors, owner, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: northern england, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Desmond's (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Desmond's was a British television situation comedy broadcast by Channel 4 from 1989 to 1994. With 71 episodes, Desmond's became Channel 4's longest-running sitcom. The first series was shot in 1988, with the first episode broadcast ...
Style: sitcom, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: working class, barbershop, society, couples, immigrants, family relations, beauty salon, social relations, family business, social differences, couple relations, nagging and grouching ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Body Farm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Dr Eve Lockhart is one of Britain's leading forensic pathologists and runs a state-of-the-art forensic research facility called The Body Farm with her business partner Mike Phillips. Theirs is the only facility in the country using real human ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: forensics, crimes, murder investigation, workplace, workplace situations, police detective, law enforcement, right hand man, crime, police investigation, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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21%
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Dinnerladies (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dinnerladies is a BBC sitcom written by and starring Victoria Wood that chronicles the antics of a group of workers in a canteen in the north of England. Bren tries to maintain a semblance of order in amongst the chaos, while dealing with the ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: workplace, mother, staff, handyman, factory worker, workplace romance, workplace situations, factory, up and down relationship, love and romance, manager, working class ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: northern england, europe, england, yorkshire, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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People Like Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: People Like Us was a British radio and TV comedy programme, a spoof on-location documentary written by John Morton, and starring Chris Langham as Roy Mallard, an inept interviewer. Originally a radio show for BBC Radio 4 in three series from 1995 to ...
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: social relations, media, society, human nature, parody, british humour
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%