Movies and TV shows like Holding On

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Holding On (1997)
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Holding On (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The interaction between a diverse range of characters—including a bulimic restaurant critic and a highly strung tax inspector—in modern-day London.
Plot: teenager, violence, hopes, desperation, murder, big city life
Place: london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and touching films and TV series with plots about murder, society, hopes, crimes, family relations, strong female presence and power relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Holding On: South Riding (2011), Karaoke (1996), Teresa Raquin (1980), Dickensian (2015), I Am... (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
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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, realistic, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, society, human spirit, hopes, social relations, small town, strong female presence, high school, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, yorkshire, northern england
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Karaoke (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Obsessive, self-destructive London television scriptwriter Daniel Feeld finds his health failing while involved with the post-production on his new TV drama, "Karaoke." A hard-drinking heavy smoker, Feeld is in much physical pain as he ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: obnoxious boss, showbiz, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, bar, writer's life, paranoia, playwright, low life, karaoke, fantasy becomes reality, screenwriter ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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Teresa Raquin (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: In order to be together, lovers Therese and Laurent plot to kill Therese's husband, Camille, but find themselves haunted by their deeds and Madame Raquin's silent judgment.
Plot: murder, adultery, destiny
Place: paris france
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, serious
Plot: charles dickens, victorian england, murder, investigation, crimes, family relations, police, period piece
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england, london
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I Am... (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Each hour-long film follows a different women as they experience “moments that are emotionally raw, thought-provoking and utterly personal”.
Style: suspense, melancholic, compassionate, emotional, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: women, dating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male female relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, family drama, family problems, life philosophy, society, job, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Capital City (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Capital City was a television show produced by Euston Films which focused on the lives of investment bankers in London living and working on the corporate trading floor for the fictional international bank Shane-Longman. Despite its short run in ...
Plot: bank, stock broker, stock market, reality, business and finance, office, investment banker, merchant, british, english, city, banker ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: london, england
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Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, world war two, post war, couples, starting over, couple relations, culture clash, misfit, hopes, bittersweet, self discovery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
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Clouds of Witness (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Lord Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver is accused of murdering their sister Mary's fiancé. It's up to Lord Peter and his faithful man Bunter to untangle all the clues and the contradicting testimony of a cloud of witnesses to save ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, clever, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, mystery, investigation, estate, deadly, who done it, crimes, crime, society, red herring, whodunit ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england, europe
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51%
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The Charmer (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: The Charmer was a 1987 British television serial set in the 1930s, and starring Nigel Havers as Ralph Ernest Gorse, a seducing conman and murderer, Rosemary Leach as Joan Plumleigh-Bruce, the smitten victim widow and Bernard Hepton as Donald ...
Plot: womanizer, murder, murder trial, army, execution, con artists, cheating
Time: 1930s
Place: england
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Jake's Progress (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 515 min.
TV show
Story: Jamie Diadoni was almost a rock star in the 60s but it never quite came together. Now, married to Julie, and redundant from his job, he stays at home with son Jake, aged 6 and takes him to the local playground, surrounded by admiring mothers.
Plot: boy, retirement home, suicide, baby, hanged child, falling from height, adultery, child murders a child, death, murder
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Zamudio: Lost in the Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by the case of Daniel Zamudio, a young man who was brutally beaten in the Parque San Borja of Santiago just for being homosexual. In this story, everyone has something to say but too much to hide.
Style: suspense, touching, suspenseful, tense
Plot: gay, gay slur, lgbt, intolerance, gay teenager, youth, murder, teenager, teenage boy, gay interest, boy, gay sex ...
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All Passion Spent (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 158 min.
TV show
Story: his three-part miniseries begins with elderly Lady Slane (Wendy Hiller) sitting watchfully by the deathbed of her husband. Tended by her equally aged French maid Genoux (Eileen Way), who has served her faithfully for a lifetime, Lady Slane deals ...
Plot: moving, jewelry, loss of husband, mother daughter relationship, wallpaper, elderly woman, pearl, mother son relationship
Time: 1930s
Place: england, london
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White Powder (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: White Powder is an award-winning, riveting micro-budget, independent, British gangsta film. It is set in modern-day, multi-cultural London and features a very diverse cast. It follows the story of 2 young lovers, who try to outwit a bunch of London ...
Style: suspense
Plot: gang, gangsta, gangster, violence, drugs, gun, british, cocaine, gangsters
Place: london
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47%
Dancing on the Edge (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: A black jazz band becomes entangled in the aristocratic world of 1930s London as they seek fame and fortune.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, music, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, musician's life, ambition, music band, high society, aristocracy, lifestyle, backstage, mogul ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: london, england
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45%
The Ice Cream Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The Ice Creams is based on the bestselling book by Dorothy Koomson about two girls who, one brief summer, find themselves involved with an abusive, controlling man. The situation spirals out of control and they are trial for his murder; ultimately ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, youth, murder, deadly, strong female presence, tragic past, journalist, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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McCallum (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: McCallum is a British television series that was produced by STV Productions. Dr Iain McCallum was the original lead character, played by John Hannah. McCallum was a forensic pathologist who traveled by Triumph Motorcycle, and solved murders. The ...
Plot: forensics, autopsy, british, pathology, crime investigation, british police, corpse, police detective, scotsman, police procedural, morgue, pathologist
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: east end london, london
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41%
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Nature Boy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A sensitive young man who relishes time in nature is at odds with the rough urban culture in which he lives.
Plot: runaway, environmentalist, orphan, teenage boy, drugs, quest, male nudity, teenager, father, care
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The Endz (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Portrayal of life on the streets of Manchester, giving an insight into the young unsettling lives of city kids.
Style: suspense, disturbing, unusual plot structure, tense, suspenseful
Plot: father son relationship, revenge, police, murder, racism, drug dealer, jealousy, murder of father, kidnapping, muslim, male female relationship, explosion ...
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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, doctors and patients, hospital, patient, treatment, workplace, workplace romance, society, workplace situations, gynecologist, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england
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40%
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Moving On (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Moving On is a British television series set in contemporary Britain consisting of standalone dramas all sharing the theme of someone going through some kind of change in their life and moving on.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, starting over, redemption, optimism, couples, family problems, hopes, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, couple relations, change
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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39%
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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
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39%
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Bramwell (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Bramwell is a British television series starring Jemma Redgrave as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell, a woman challenging the domination of men in the medical establishment, who runs a free hospital for the poor in the East End of London, during the late ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: charity, strong female presence, discrimination, parents and children, social differences, looking for love, matchmaking, goodhearted, disagreement, sexism, power relations, surgery ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Out of the Blue (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Out of the Blue is an Australian serial drama commissioned by the BBC, produced by Australia's Southern Star Entertainment. It began screening on BBC One on weekday afternoons on 28 April 2008. The programme attracted lower than desired ratings ...
Plot: thirty something, hometown, murder mystery, family relations, friend, reunion, murder, secret
Place: australia
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39%
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King Of Duval County (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: The Black Family a once powerful respected family has lost power in the city of Jacksonville.11 years has past and now the city is controlled by 4 family's.Young Antonio must return to the city and reclaim the Black family's respect and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, enigmatic, disturbing
Plot: rivalry, crimes, danger, vengeance, murder, organized crime, dishonesty, revenge, violence, betrayal, death, friendship ...
Place: usa
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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, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, child abuse, youth, society, lifestyle, babies and infants, master and servant, social differences, friendship, love and romance, bittersweet ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england
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38%
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The Smoke (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: An experienced fire fighter is badly injured and spends almost a year recovering at home. Now he returns to work, but is he as emotionally and physically sound as he thinks he is?
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: firefighter, rescue, workplace, workplace situations, danger, injury, fire department, partners, bravery, natural disaster, evacuation, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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One Bad Choice (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: How one bad decision can change where your life goes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: life turned upside down, redemption, hopes, unlikely criminals, haunted by the past, crimes, juvenile delinquent, reenactment, teenager, bug, life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: The Jury is a British television serial broadcast in 2002. The series was the first ever to be allowed to film inside the historic Old Bailey courthouse.
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, jury, murder, uncover truth, moral dilemma, legal, crimes, price of justice, life is a bitch, lawyers and clients, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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37%
Our Mutual Friend (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
TV show
Story: Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: charles dickens, betrayal, inheritance, power relations, social differences, love affair, lifestyle, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, love and romance, unrequited love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Still Star-Crossed (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A period drama that picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet leaves off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers' tragic fate.
Style: twists and turns, touching, romantic, tense, emotional ...
Plot: shakespeare's romeo and juliet, twists & turns, culture clash, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jealousy, hopes, couple relations, romance, idealism, couples, friend ...
Time: contemporary, 16th century
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37%