Movies and TV shows like Patrick Melrose

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Patrick Melrose (2018)
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Patrick Melrose (2018)
Original name: Melrose
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the Patrick Molrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
Style: psychological, ironic, captivating, suspense, surreal
Plot: drugs/alcohol, dialogue, father son relationship, family relations, misfit, ambition, drug addiction, destiny, family problems, incest, loneliness, violence, friends, society, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape, millionaire, depression, mental illness, dysfunctional family, child abuse, childhood trauma, abusive father, self destruction ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, 2000s

Most similar movies to Patrick Melrose

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and psychological films and TV series with plots about family relations, society, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, friendship and father son relationship mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Patrick Melrose: Better Call Saul (2015), Billions (2016), 8 Days (2019), Skins (2007), White Heat (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, captivating, stylized, witty ...
Plot: dishonesty, workplace situations, family relations, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, moral dilemma, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, legal, lawyer client relationship, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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Billions (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using ...
Style: captivating, entertaining, thought provoking, suspense, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rivalry, money, dialogue, stock exchange, husband wife relationship, friendship, district attorney, wealth, businessman, family relations, investor, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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50%
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8 Days (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Story: With a huge asteroid rushing towards Europe, there are only eight days left till impact. In the face of the apocalypse everything changes; laws and rules are abandoned. Who can save themself, what is really important now?
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: mentor, sect, end of the world, cult, panic, society, danger, death, destiny, rivalry, heroes, dishonesty ...
Place: germany
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68%
 8.2
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Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: captivating, realistic, semi serious, cynical, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, youth, homosexual, drugs/alcohol, party, high school life, high school, looking for sex, lifestyle, friendship, siblings relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 7.1
 566
White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
Style: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: friendship, society, lifestyle, destiny, artist, love affair, social relations, friends, love and romance, roommate, group of friends, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 80s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Women of Brewster Place (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: A multigenerational story of the lives of several black women who call an inner-city tenement home.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, racism, coming of age, youth, human spirit, family problems, family life, human nature, society, urban, urban ghetto, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, gloomy, talky, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, lawsuit, betrayal, vengeance, family, tragedy, life is a bitch, love and romance, infidelity, legal, terminal illness, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, realistic, rough, sentimental
Plot: youth, siblings relations, family relations, hopes, athlete's life, immigrants, ambition, misfit, society, urban, lifestyle, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The House of Eliott (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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
Plot: fashion, family relations, lifestyle, photographer, society, workplace situations, notoriety, rise to the top, workplace, ambition, media sensation, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Deuce (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early ’70s through the mid ’80s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sexy, melancholic, gross out humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female nudity, prostitution, drugs/alcohol, porn industry, male objectification, society, sleaze, sex scene, pornography, rivalry, beating, obsession ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 111
Laurel Avenue (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Laurel Avenue is an American three-hour television miniseries which aired on HBO on July 10 and 11, 1993. It is the story of an eventful weekend in the lives of an extended African American family living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul Aaron and actor ...
Style: tense, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, interracial relations, family relations, social relations, r&b, life is a bitch, suburban life, drugs/alcohol, working class, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.6
 177K
Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising, ambition, career, advertising agency, sexism, office, cigarette smoking, crumbling marriage, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.2
 265
BeTipul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 30 min.
Story: BeTipul is an Israeli television drama revolving around the personal and professional life of an Israeli psychologist, Reuven Dagan, played by Assi Dayan. The series portrays a psychologist who treats patients at his clinic five days a week and then ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, captivating, emotional, clever ...
Plot: family problems, one on one, social relations, psychologist, clinic, family life, couples, self fulfillment, emotionless, ambition, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
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The Beaver (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, tragicomedy, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, puppet, losing-it hero, depression, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional character, unfulfillment, mental illness, dysfunctional family, dissociative identity disorder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.2
 292
The Defenders (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, lawyers and clients, workplace situations, parents and children, workplace, defense attorney, family relations, legal, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 205
Fat Friends (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Fat Friends was an ITV drama, following a group of overweight people, their laughter and pain and addresses the absurdities of dieting in our modern age. The drama looks at people and how they relate to one another and use body weight as an excuse ...
Style: semi serious, clever, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: support group, friends, cooking and food, family relations, physical appearance, friendship, self fulfillment, misfit, eating disorder, society, social relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.4
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Rectify (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence. Now he has to return to a world he no longer knows and his reentry into the outside ...
Style: captivating, tense, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: freedom, innocence, lawyer, ex convict, death row, wrongful conviction, rape, sheriff, senator, doubts and hesitations, troubled, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Client List (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Riley Parks delicately balances two starkly different lives -- one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family and the other as a savvy and ambitious businesswoman working with a rowdy, sexy and unpredictable group of ...
Style: sentimental, sexy, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: single mother, prostitute, family relations, society, lifestyle, workplace, parent child relationship, double life, massage parlor, single parent, family values, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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David and Lisa (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from schizophrenia.
Style: realistic, psychological, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, teenage love, friendship, mental institution, schizophrenia, family problems, love affair, family relations, love and romance, romance, power relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.5
 39K
The Knick (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Set in downtown New York in 1900, 'The Knick' is centered on the Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who work there, pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, doctors and patients, hospital, surgeon, life is a bitch, gory, medicine, realism, power relations, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 9K
Dynasty (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The reboot follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children focusing on Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, artsy, cynical
Plot: rich, intrigue, rivalry, family business, secret, family relations, homosexual, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, fashion, twists & turns, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nevosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her ...
Style: touching, psychological, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, eating disorder, anorexia, hopes, parents and children, family relations, school, teenage life, unfulfillment, power relations, youth, human nature ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Political Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Political Animals is a six-part miniseries. Elaine Barrish's husband Bud was a popular President of the United States during the 1990s despite his extramarital affairs. After leaving the White House, Elaine Barrish was elected Governor of ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, suspense, clever ...
Plot: politics, president, divorce, reporter, private vs public, state affairs, family relations, white house, media, parents and children, government official, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, dysfunctional family, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, family problems, couples, mad ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Little House (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The Little House is a drama series based on the novel by Philippa Gregory. The drama follows the story of Ruth, who is married to career minded Patrick and is pushed towards the limits of her own sanity when she becomes entangled in the lives of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, tense
Plot: pregnancy, baby, car accident, babies and infants, manipulations, dysfunctional character, family in crisis, family relations, parents and children, countryside, haunted by the past, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 7K
Outsiders (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A struggle for power and control set in the rugged and mysterious hills of Appalachia, "Outsiders" tells the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who've been in these parts since before anyone can remember. Living off the ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: off the grid, sheriff, lifestyle, society, crimes, friendship, hand to hand combat, life is a bitch, adaptation, gunfight, brutality, outsider ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: astronaut, family relations, supportive spouse, couple relations, parents and children, space and aliens, best friends, couples, friends, chases and races, relationship vs career, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, insanity, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, depression, hallucinations, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 3K
The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, couples, family in crisis, friends, couple relations, family relations, infidelity, friendship, domestic violence, suburbs, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
We're All Christs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaś Miauczyński, a Polish intelectual, has severe alcohol problems which affect his relationship with his son Sylwek.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, surreal, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, confession, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, self destructing, addiction, alcohol abuse, alcoholic father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%