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A Very English Scandal (2018)
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A Very English Scandal (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: British politician Jeremy Thorpe is accused of murdering his ex-lover and is forced to stand trial in 1979.
Style: light, captivating, humorous, tense, queer cinema
Plot: lgbt, closeted homosexual, gay, british history, politics, ex lover, courtroom, conspiracy, politician, blackmail, witness, friend, secret life, sex scene, court, trial, car accident, husband wife relationship, cover up, british politics, gay lead character, older man younger man relationship, dog, horse, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: united kingdom, london, california, dublin ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about lgbt, gay, husband wife relationship, politics, society, gay interest and friendship mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like A Very English Scandal: It's a Sin (2021), London Spy (2015), The Politician (2019), The Great Train Robbery (2013), Mosley (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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It's a Sin (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of four friends during a decade in which everything changed, including the rise of AIDS.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay relationship, hiv, aids, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, group of friends, friendship, gay protagonist, grownups, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england
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London Spy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A romance between an MI6 code genius and an ordinary man promises happiness. But tragedy strikes when the spy dies in suspicious circumstances, forcing his lover to pursue the truth behind his death.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, espionage, love affair, undercover, spy, gays and lesbians, gender, murder, conspiracy, surveillance, police, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
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The Politician (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Payton has known since childhood that he's going to be president. First he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape: high school.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, exciting, thought provoking
Plot: political intrigue, political campaign, politics, interracial sex, class differences, wealth, stupidity, intrigue, press conference, debate, teenager, gay ...
Place: california, new york state, new york
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The Great Train Robbery (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Two-part BBC drama portraying The Great Train Robbery of 8 August 1963. The first part shows it from the point of view of the robbers, and the second part from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: train robbery, crimes, criminal heroes, group of criminals, law enforcement, partners, train, robbery, heist, friends, danger, train travel ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: england, europe, scotland, britain, scotland yard
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60%
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Mosley (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Mosley was a 1998 television serial produced for Channel 4 based on British fascist Oswald Mosley's life in the period between the two world wars. The series was directed by Robert Knights, from a screenplay by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, ...
Plot: politics, british politics, british history, anti communism, racist, nazi, chanting, beating, political protest, skinny dipping, male nudity, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, pre world war two, post world war one
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59%
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: assassination, politics, vietnam war, white house, civil rights, election, kennedy family, rise and fall, head of state, leadership, government agency, rise to the top ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., dallas texas
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59%
American Crime Story (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.
Style: anthology, captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, crimes, murder, criminal, courtroom drama, racism, police, society, legal action, legal investigation, murder trial, district attorney ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, europe, beverly hills, california
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59%
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Gentleman Jack (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister attempts to revitalize her inherited home, Shibden Hall. Most notably for the time period, a part of her plan is to help the fate of her own family - by taking a wife.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, strongman, love and romance, social relations, society, discrimination, private vs public, female protagonist, rivalry, british history, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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58%
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The Favourite (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Style: factual, based on true events, emotional, cynical, melancholic ...
Plot: lesbian, queen, rivalry, aristocracy, lgbt, period piece, british history, queen of england, ambitious woman, rise and fall, british royal family, duchess ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: britain, england
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Zlo?in v Poln? (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
TV show
Story: An exciting drama from a detective history. In 1899 a dead girl - seamstress Anežka Hrůzová - was found between the village of Věžnička and the town of Polná. She was 19 and she had a cutting wound on the throat. There was no sexual violence ...
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder, murder investigation, trial, false accusation, courtroom drama, court, husband wife relationship, judge, murder suspect, lawyer, true crime, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 1910s
Place: czech republic, central europe
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57%
 7.8
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Pride (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, working class, prejudice, unlikely partners, gay couple, homosexuality, social decay, generosity, hopes, gays and lesbians, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, united kingdom, wales ...
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55%
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Lucan (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 63 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about infamous aristocrat Lord Lucan, who mysteriously disappeared in 1974 after being accused of murdering his children's nanny.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: murder, crimes, estate, family relations, custody, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, custody battle, aristocrat, abusive husband, accusation, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, 2000s
Place: england, london, english channel
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55%
Man in an Orange Shirt (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Two love stories, sixty years apart, charting the challenges and huge change to gay lives with Michael and Thomas from WW2 to Adam and Steve to the present day.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, psychological
Plot: gay relationship, homosexuality, lgbt, closeted homosexual, gay, love, world war two, gay sex, generation, grandparent grandchild relationship, dysfunctional marriage, prison ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: london
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54%
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Style: entertaining, captivating, humorous, light
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, psychologist, investigation, workplace situations, jury, outsmarting, research, human nature, leader, manipulation, analysis ...
Place: new york, usa
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54%
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All Is True (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the final days in the life of playwright William Shakespeare.
Style: captivating, touching, tense, psychological, based on true events
Plot: british history, father daughter relationship, historical figure, fictional biography, family secret, family secrets, playwright, retirement, husband wife relationship, church, shakespeare, society ...
Time: 17th century
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Burning Bush (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
Story: Burning Bush is a three-part mini-series created for HBO by world-renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set ...
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
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Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, central europe ...
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53%
Queer as Folk (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Queer as Folk is a 1999 British television series that chronicles the lives of three gay men living in Manchester's gay village around Canal Street. Both Queer as Folk and Queer as Folk 2 were written by Russell T Davies. The first series was ...
Style: sexual, witty, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
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Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: manchester, europe, england, northern england, manchester england
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53%
Franklin & Bash (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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53%
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Charlatan (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, Ireland, Slovakia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.
Style: non-linear, suspense, tense, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, healer, closeted gay, village, gay lead character, diagnosis, arrested, gay relationship, gay sex, court, traumatized man ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: central europe
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52%
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The Crown (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: royal family, british royal family, british history, monarchy, queen, winston churchill, prime minister, woman, queen elizabeth ii, power, monarch, palace intrigue ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
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Milada (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, touching ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: prague, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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51%
Gangland Undercover (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, virginia, california
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51%
Hunting Season (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Hunting Season is an American LGBT-themed comedy-drama web series created by Jon Marcus. Following the romantic and sexual exploits of Alex (Ben Baur) and his small group of friends in New York City, the story was inspired by and largely based on ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
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Time: 21st century
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Upstart Crow (2016)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Comedy about the life and times of William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London, whilst also trying to balance life as a husband and father for his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Style: satirical, sitcom, humorous, entertaining, light
Plot: british history, satire, husband wife relationship, family relations, writers, british humour, poet, toilet humor, shakespeare, play, playwright, period piece
Time: 16th century
Place: england
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Mad Dogs (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
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Style: tense, captivating, light, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: murder, friendship, dark humor, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, reunion, group of friends, celebration, crime, friends, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, central america
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50%
Against the Law (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a thoughtful and private gay journalist whose affair with a handsome serviceman he met in Piccadilly – during the time homosexuality was a crime – turned Queen's evidence against him in one of ...
Style: sexy, tense, touching, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: lgbt, male homosexuality, gay, court, gay slur, gay interest, legal, prison, gay couple, love and romance, confined, prison life ...
Time: year 1952
Place: europe
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50%
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Sex Education (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.
Style: light, sexy, captivating, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: teen drama, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage sex, first sex, gay teenager, teenage sexuality, gay, best friends, school, couples, classmate, teenage life, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
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49%
Together With Me (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: This story takes place before the events of Bad Romance The Series. It is focused on Korn and Knock and how they met and all the obstacles they had to go through before they officially became a couple.
Style: sincere, unusual plot structure, humorous, light, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay love, romance, fall in love, society, family relations, love and romance, gay interest, best friends, life is a bitch, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Cucumber (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Original drama series from Russell T Davies exploring the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life, beginning with the most disastrous date night in history.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, emotional, serious
Plot: gay, homosexuality, couple relations, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gender, life turned upside down, gay relationship, fear of commitment, suicide, gay interest, middle aged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, manchester england
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The Politician's Husband (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Aiden Hoynes is a senior cabinet minister who has always put his career before family, with the support of Freya, his devoted wife and mother to their two young children. But when Freya's own political career takes off and threatens to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, political intrigue, relationship vs career, ambition, family, state affairs, blind ambition, couples, husband wife relationship, career woman, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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49%