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The Colbys (1985)
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The Colbys (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Colbys is an American prime time soap opera, which originally aired on ABC from November 20, 1985 to March 26, 1987. Produced by Aaron Spelling, it was a spin-off of Dynasty, which had been the highest rated series for the 1984–1985 U.S. television season. The Colbys revolved around another wealthy, upper-class family, who were distant relatives of the Carringtons of Dynasty and who owned a large multi-national corporation. Intended to surpass its predecessor in opulence, the series' producers were handed an immensely high budget for the era and cast a handful of well-known movie stars among its leads, including Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Ross and Ricardo Montalban. However, The Colbys was ultimately a ratings disappointment, and was canceled after two seasons.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, captivating, realistic, saga
Plot: family relations, family business, wealthy family, couple relations, love triangle, memory loss, parents and children, love and romance, ambition, intrigue, blind ambition, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, workplace, uninhibited rivalry, billionaire, cowboy, mercenary, camp, arms dealer, amnesia, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to The Colbys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and saga films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, couple relations, dishonesty, rivalry and intrigue mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Colbys: Dynasty (1981), Dallas (1978), Melrose Place (1992), Falcon Crest (1981), The Bold and the Beautiful (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dynasty (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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: realistic, captivating, serious, enigmatic, saga
Plot: family business, wealthy family, intrigue, rivalry, family problems, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, hypocrisy, ambition, love and romance, blind ambition, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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Dallas (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, family saga, non-linear ...
Plot: mogul, family feud, presumed dead, intrigue, family business, family relations, oil industry, hypocrisy, parents and children, ambition, rich and poor, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, united states, dallas texas
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Melrose Place (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992, to May 24, 1999 for seven seasons. It follows the lives of a group of young adults living in a brownstone apartment complex on Melrose Place, in Los Angeles, ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating, sexual
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, manipulation, advertising, friends, love affair, couple relations, intrigue, neighbor, blind ambition, manipulations, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills
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100%
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Falcon Crest (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Falcon Crest is an American primetime television soap opera which aired on the CBS network for nine seasons, from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990. A total of 227 episodes were produced. The series revolves around the feuding factions of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: wealthy family, family relations, family business, rivalry, betrayal, intrigue, family feud, family problems, parents and children, ambition, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious, saga
Plot: fashion, family relations, love triangle, infidelity, rich and poor, family business, intrigue, family problems, family life, betrayal, rivalry, loss of partner ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
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Wicked Wicked Games (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wicked Wicked Games is a telenovela that debuted on December 6, 2006 on the American television network MyNetworkTV. Twentieth Television produced 63 episodes to air weekdays. The limited-run serial was directed by Terry Cunningham, Dennis Dimster, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, saga ...
Plot: betrayal, intrigue, family relations, infidelity, manipulation, family business, obsession, parents and children, couples, revenge, businesswoman, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, california
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House of Hancock (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: House of Hancock tells the epic true story of the Hancock dynasty and the bizarre love triangle that emerged between Lang, his daughter Gina, and his beautiful Filipina housekeeper Rose.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, epic, saga
Plot: family relations, fall in love, family business, family problems, rivalry, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, intrigue, courtroom drama, betrayal, dishonesty, manipulation ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: australia, the philippines
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The Young and the Restless (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, saga
Plot: family relations, family life, infidelity, couple relations, rivalry, intrigue, family problems, social differences, love triangle, power relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, 90s, 70s ...
Place: wisconsin, usa
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Dallas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing are all back at Southfork, with plenty of secrets, schemes and betrayals in mind. This time, they're joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level.
Style: realistic, serious, twists and turns, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: family business, betrayal, family relations, parents and children, family feud, family secret, dishonesty, ambition, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, intrigue, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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46%
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Lone Star (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lone Star is an American drama television series which originally ran on Fox from September 20, 2010 to September 27, 2010, airing Monday nights at 9 pm ET/PT. Fox announced Lone Star's cancellation on September 28, 2010 after two low-rated ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: cheating, love triangle, family business, hidden identity, betrayal, couples, thief, cons and scams, couple relations, success, business venture, one last job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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46%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, family relations, relationship vs career, ambition, best friends, couples, nasa, strong female presence, parents and children, space program, female bonding, supportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 1960s
Place: usa
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46%
Knots Landing (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The domestic adventures, misdeeds and everyday interactions of five families living on a cul-de-sac in a small California community.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, couples, love and romance, intrigue, love affair, americana, couple relations, family life, best friend, power, marriage ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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45%
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Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: lottery, family relations, parents and children, working class, couple relations, workplace, change of luck, society, life turned upside down, siblings relations, gas station, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the early 1980s, and about a fictional visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations confronts the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the ...
Style: realistic, clever, serious, captivating, melancholic
Plot: programmer, computers and web, inventions and discoveries, businessman, workplace situations, supportive spouse, partners, rivalry, ego clash, dishonesty, computer system, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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42%
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LAX (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: LAX is a television drama set at the Los Angeles International Airport and draws its name from the airport's IATA airport code, "LAX". On May 17, 2004 NBC announced that they had picked up the pilot to series. This show was not ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: airport, rivalry, workplace romance, partners, workplace, sexism, workaholic, airline, interracial relations, staff, friendship, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: emotional, sentimental, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, family life, youth, athlete's life, society, family drama, parents and children, coming of age, family relations, coming out ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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41%
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Models Inc. (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Models Inc. is an American prime time soap opera that aired on the Fox television network during the 1994-1995 television season. It is the third series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. The series was created by Charles Pratt, Jr. and Frank ...
Style: semi serious, emotional, humorous, realistic, sitcom
Plot: model, modeling, uninhibited rivalry, intrigue, workplace, blind ambition, workplace situations, crimes, amateur detective, rivalry, dishonesty, fashion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
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40%
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Fame L.A. (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fame L.A. is an American drama series that aired in syndication from 1997-1998. It told the story of a drama/dance school in Los Angeles where students honed their talents while overcoming various personal problems. It starred Christian Kane, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, feel good, sentimental, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ambition, performer's life, music, desire for fame, hopes, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, lifestyle, performance art, female student, student, performance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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40%
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My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, wedding, murder, coming of age, death of wife, marriage, family, rebelliousness, reunion, couples, misfit ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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Cane (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cane is an American television drama created by Cynthia Cidre, who also served as executive producer alongside Jonathan Prince, Jimmy Iovine and Polly Anthony. The pilot was directed by Christian Duguay. The show chronicled the lives and internal ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: family business, cuban american, business venture, family values, ambition, parents and children, rise to the top, intrigue, blind ambition, family tradition, lust, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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38%
Beecham House (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: On the cusp of 19th century in Delhi, we following the fortunes of the residents of the titular mansion. The story begins as handsome and soulful former English soldier, John Beecham, has acquired the house to start a new life for his family and a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mansion, friendship, love affair, love and romance, couples, couple relations, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, family relations, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, delhi, taj mahal
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38%
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Life Goes On (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Life Goes On is a television series that aired on ABC from September 12, 1989, to May 23, 1993. The show centers on the Thatcher family living in suburban Chicago: Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children Paige, Rebecca, and Charles, who is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, teenage life, americana, parents and children, misfit, protective parent, dream come true, couples, living with parents, supportive parent, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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38%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, dishonesty, couple relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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37%
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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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37%
I'll Take Manhattan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
Story: Maxi Amberville tries to save the magazine empire her father built, but her treacherous uncle stands in her way.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, family relations, betrayal, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, lovers reunited, parents and children, family in crisis, inheritance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, usa, europe, manhattan new york city
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37%
Pacific Palisades (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pacific Palisades is an American soap opera that aired on Fox during prime time from April to July 1997. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the show was cancelled after just thirteen episodes despite a last-minute attempt to increase ratings by casting ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, social differences, social relations, couples, manipulation, society, love and romance, manipulations, dishonesty, crush, soap, rape ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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37%
Dahoam is Dahoam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dahoam is Dahoam is a German television series. The soap opera concerns the lives of the residents of the fictitious village of Lansing in Upper Bavaria. The characters speak the Bavarian dialect.
Style: emotional, light, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: village, family relations, social relations, society, couples, intrigue, village life, rivalry, everyday life, friendship, estrangement, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, bavaria
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The Cleaner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William Banks strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: addiction, going straight, rescue, hopes, life is a bitch, belief, human nature, family life, family relations, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, drug rehab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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36%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: family life, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, family feud, family relations, infidelity, borderline personality disorder, suburbs, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 60s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: pennsylvania
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Black Box (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Catherine Black is a world-famous neurologist at the state-of-the-art medical institution known as "The Cube". Catherine is brilliant, beautiful, and at the top of her game, though she's hiding a secret of her own: she's bipolar. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, treatment, mental disorders, workplace, mental disorder, family relations, couples, workplace situations, surgery, therapy, couple relations, neurosurgeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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36%