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: dialogue, drugs/alcohol, father son relationship, family relations, misfit, ambition, destiny, family problems, flashback, drug addiction, loneliness, violence, friends, society, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), incest, millionaire, depression, mental illness, dysfunctional family, child abuse, childhood trauma, abusive father, child molestation ...
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 lifestyle mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Patrick Melrose: White Heat (2012), Olive Kitteridge (2014), A Thousand Acres (1997), Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), The House of Eliott (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, love affair, roommate, group of friends, destiny, love and romance, society, friends, social relations, artist, lifestyle, legacy ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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95%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town life, elderly, family, family relations, couple relations, couples, maturity, small town, family problems, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, gloomy, talky, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, family, tragedy, lawsuit, infidelity, parents and children, dishonesty, vengeance, legal, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, touching ...
Plot: sexual abuse, corporal punishment, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, workplace situations, lifestyle, society, photographer, workplace, rise to the top, notoriety, siblings relations, ambition, social relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 8.6
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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, clever, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising agency, ambition, career, office, advertising, sexism, workplace intrigue, cigarette smoking, urban ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, touching, realistic
Plot: racism, friendship, dysfunctional family, urban, adventure, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, injustice, city life, society, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, talky, serious, suspense, clever ...
Plot: politics, president, white house, state affairs, divorce, reporter, family relations, private vs public, parents and children, media, government official, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, tragicomedy, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, puppet, depression, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, family problems, parents and children, mental illness, dysfunctional character, dysfunctional family, dialogue, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, crimes, friendship, society, lifestyle, hand to hand combat, brutality, life is a bitch, adaptation, gunfight, outsider ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, cynical, semi serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, youth, homosexual, high school, high school life, drugs/alcohol, party, looking for sex, friendship, siblings relations, classmates ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: single mother, prostitute, parent child relationship, workplace, family relations, society, lifestyle, double life, massage parlor, single parent, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: clever, serious, realistic, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, clinic, self discovery, haunted by the past, ambition, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: baby, car accident, pregnancy, babies and infants, mentally unstable, adult lives at home, parent child relationship, depression, birth, in-laws, mother-in-law, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: cynical, captivating, twists and turns, artsy
Plot: intrigue, rich, rivalry, family business, secret, love triangle, family relations, investigation, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, homosexual, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: athlete's life, parents and children, family drama, mexican american, boxing, sport, siblings relations, family life, urban, hopes, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, stylized, witty, captivating ...
Plot: workplace situations, dishonesty, lawyer, family relations, moral dilemma, hotshot lawyer, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, legal, lawyer client relationship, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: support group, friendship, physical appearance, hopes, friends, cooking and food, misfit, society, family relations, social relations, eating disorder, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 8.4
 594
Any Day Now (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Any Day Now is an American drama series that aired on the Lifetime network from 1998 to 2002. The show stars Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, who are best friends despite the difference in their races. The show's title is taken from the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female friendship, civil rights, best friends, interracial relations, social issues, friends, coming of age, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, hopes, society, family relations, human nature, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 17K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, gloomy, epic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, single parent, restaurant, friendship, family relations, adaptation, suffering, lovers, tragic event, parents and children, love, rags to riches ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: r&b, single parent, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, strong sexual content, suburbs, addiction, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, suburban life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.4
 22K
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: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: innocence, freedom, wrongful conviction, death row, ex convict, lawyer, starting over, small town, prison, homecoming, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 17K
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: suspenseful, captivating, melancholic, sexy, gross out humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female nudity, prostitution, drugs/alcohol, porn industry, male objectification, society, sex scene, sleaze, rivalry, pornography, party, obsession ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, captivating, realistic
Plot: astronaut, supportive spouse, couple relations, nasa, ambition, couples, space and aliens, best friends, parents and children, relationship vs career, americana, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: addiction, doctors and patients, hospital, surgeon, life is a bitch, gory, medicine, realism, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, power relations, society ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: anorexia, mental illness, eating disorder, school, physical appearance, teenage life, family relations, human nature, parents and children, elderly, hopes, misfit ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.4
 27K
The Young Pope (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican.
Style: surreal, captivating, satirical, psychological, tragicomedy
Plot: cigarette smoking, sex scene, vatican, catholic church, conspiracy, nun, orphan, tongue in cheek, infidelity, male nudity, scandal, kangaroo ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.3
 68K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, power relations, blackmail, family problems, identity crisis, hollywood, family secret, teamwork, intrigue, businessman, millionaire, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: emotional, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, schizophrenia, teenage love, friendship, split personality, romance, love and romance, misfit, youth, unlikely couple, young lovers ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%