Movies and TV shows like Our Friends in the North

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Our Friends in the North (1996)
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Our Friends in the North (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 623 min.
TV show
Story: A nine part series depicting the varying fortunes of four friends - Nicky, Geordie, Mary and Tosker - from the optimistic times of 1964 to the uncertainties of 1995. Taking nine pivotal years (1964, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1995) the personal lives of the characters become intertwined with the political struggles of their home town of Newcastle, and the capital, London. We also see the machinations behind the scenes that affect their lives, often for the worse: slum housing projects, police corruption, the rise of Thatcherism, political sleaze, and specific events like the 1984 Miners' Strike.
Plot: friends, politics, friend
Time: 90s, 60s, 80s, 70s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: northern england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about politics, state affairs, society, family relations, intrigue, rivalry and male nudity mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Our Friends in the North: October 1970 (2006), Chronicle (2004), The Dismissal (1983), How Soon Is Now? (2007), White Heat (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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October 1970 (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 480 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatization of the actual events surrounding the October Crisis in the province of Quebec, Canada.
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, politics, ethnic conflict, independence movement
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
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Chronicle (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Krøniken is a Danish television drama which aired on Sunday evenings between January 2004 and January 2007. The 22-episode series relates the lives of two fictional families during the historical development of the Danmarks Radio television network ...
Plot: women's liberation, female nudity, radio, television, class differences, suicide, father son relationship, politics, apartment, factory
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 1940s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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The Dismissal (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the subsequent installation, in Parliament, of the Liberal ...
Plot: parliament, prime minister, politics, intrigue, government
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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How Soon Is Now? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Finland
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: How Soon Is Now? is a 2007 Swedish drama television serial directed by Mikael Marcimain. The narrative portrays four people who grow up Gothenburg between 1966 and 1976. The serial was produced for Sveriges Television, from a screenplay by Peter ...
Plot: archive footage, friendship, young man, young woman, friend, youth culture, grownups, young adult, young love, youth, sexuality, pubic hair ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
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White Heat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: society, friends, love affair, social relations, lifestyle, destiny, love and romance, friendship, group of friends, ethnic diversity, drug addict, reunion ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 80s, contemporary ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, crimes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, city council ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
State of Happiness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The night before Christmas 1969, the gas flare at the Ocean Viking is lit. Phillips has found the largest sub sea oil basin in history. And everything is about to change.
Plot: church, love triangle, secretary, politics, class differences, oil industry, oil rig, oil, period piece, american abroad
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Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 660 min.
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Story: Sanitka was a Czech television, drama series, first broadcast in 1984 and eleven episodes were made. It starred Jaromír Hanzlík, Tomáš Juricka and Zlata Adamovská among others.
Plot: violence, death, doctor, emergency, ambulance, emigration, horse race
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 1960s
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RFK (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.
Plot: politics, u.s. president, politician, rivalry
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, washington d.c., los angeles, new york ...
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Call the Midwife (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
Style: stylized, touching, sincere, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nurse, midwife, nun, child birth, childbirth, doctor, family life, friends, family relations, nursing, pregnancy ...
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Harry (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Plot: journalism, secretary, newspaper story, journalist, investigative journalism, photographer, british, newspaper article
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Canada
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Story: René Lévesque becomes a popular and charismatic Canadian politician.
Plot: female nudity, adultery, ethnic slur, strike, picket line, french canadian
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
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Cambridge Spies (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
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Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: secret agents, espionage, double agent, treason, spy, university, betrayal, kgb, wartime life, idealism, hidden identity, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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The Spy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: In the 1960s, Israeli clerk-turned-secret agent Eli Cohen goes deep undercover inside Syria on a perilous, years-long mission to spy for Mossad.
Style: based on true events, factual, realistic, serious
Plot: espionage, mossad, spy, secret mission, israeli palestinian conflict, national security, arab, politics, arab israeli conflict, period piece, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
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Kennedy (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Plot: murder, police procedural, bank robbery, racism, archive footage, multiple time frames, shooting
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Nuit noire, 17 octobre 1961 (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
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Story: A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, clever, stylized ...
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Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 20th century ...
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Sons of Liberty (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
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Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: At the height of the Cold War, newly formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring the world to turn towards a new horizon of ...
Style: factual, political, exciting, sincere, experimental
Plot: cold war, nasa, astronaut, top secret, rivalry, space travel, test pilot, heroic mission, outer space, race against time, marital separation, husband wife relationship ...
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Mosley (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
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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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The Arrow (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic
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Aristocrats (1999)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
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Dukla 61 (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
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Story: Drama about the family of an elite miner set against the backdrop of the biggest mining disaster of the second half of the 20th century, which left 108 men dead.
Style: based on true events
Plot: family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, catastrophe, husband wife relationship, mine, miner, death, father son relationship, czech history
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: central europe
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Catherine the Great (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.
Style: based on true events, realistic, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: russian history, palace intrigue, empress, historical character, queen, russian empire, power struggle, ambitious woman, court intrigue, state affairs, imperial russia, lovers ...
Time: 18th century
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Activists (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 154 min.
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Story: Activists follows the years from 1899 to 1906 when Finland as an independent nation started to form. At the center stage are young restless souls who operate against the backdrop of the phenomena of the time: deep social divisions, political ...
Plot: activism, activist, nationalism, assassination plot, terrorism, assassination, terrorist, male nudity, male objectification, bathtub, patriotism, politics
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Knots Landing (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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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: realistic, serious
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