Movies and TV shows like Exile

If you like "Exile" you are looking for psychological, tense and serious movies or TV shows about / with parents and children, mental illness, homecoming, family relations, haunted by the past, life is a bitch and life turned upside down themes of Drama and Thriller genre shot in UK.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Exile (2011)
 7.4
 2K
Exile (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Exile is a British psychological thriller television series dealing with the topic of Alzheimer's disease against a background of corruption. It stars John Simm and Jim Broadbent and was broadcast on BBC One. The series received varyingly positive reviews. John Simm received a BAFTA nomination for his role as Tom Ronstadt, as did the director John Alexander.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, gloomy
Plot: parents and children, mental illness, homecoming, family relations, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, alzheimer's disease, corruption
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Exile

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and psychological films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, crimes, haunted by the past, murder and family problems mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Exile: Everyday (2012), A Mother's Son (2012), Prisoners' Wives (2012), Good Cop (2012), Hit & Miss (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 791
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Mother's Son (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: A mother suspects that her son could be the killer of a recently found dead girl, and becomes caught in a torturous dilemma of whether to denounce him, or protect him and hide the act.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, who done it, family problems, family relations, social relations, small town, moral dilemma, suspicion of murder, suspicion, danger, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, social relations, family relations, crimes, parents and children, housewife, coping, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.7
 1K
Good Cop (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dutiful Liverpool beat cop discovers what he is truly capable of after his partner is brutally murdered in a targeted attack by a local gang.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Plot: loss of friend, crimes, rivalry, police, life turned upside down, vigilantism, law enforcement, revenge, investigation, murder, danger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 5K
Hit & Miss (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An assassin with a secret, Mia's life is changed forever by a letter from her ex.
Style: tense, touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: transsexual, hitman, gender, life turned upside down, sexual identity, murder, disorder, deadly, single parent, hidden identity, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Family Matters (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In 13 episodes, the series of fiction "Family Issues" portrays the life of Peter, a family court judge that you will find that there is a very common routine. He has a troubled past - his mother still abandoned child - and still carries ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, legal, injustice, introspection, courtroom, courtroom drama, rivalry, family problems, righting the wronged, haunted by the past, judge, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 2K
The Ape (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: introspection, losing-it hero, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, heroes, hell, surrealism, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, kidnapping, murder, parents and children, hidden identity, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 305
Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tim has no job, but Tim ‘works’, selling stolen goods...In the face of mounting internal and external pressure, how far will he go to keep his head above water and protect those he loves?
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family relations, youth, crimes, society, urban, working class, down on your luck, terminal illness, criminal
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 771
Stonemouth (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Iain Banks's best-selling novel, this romantic mystery follows Stewart as he returns to his childhood home and tries to discover the truth behind his best friend's death.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, homecoming, life is a bitch, mystery, under the surface, organized crime, secret, village life, suicide, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.3
 230
Norfolk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in Norfolk, amidst an idyllic, brooding landscape, an innocent teenage boy and his battle-weary father live a simple life. Days are spent hunting, fishing and daydreaming. Out-of-nowhere, disrupting this tranquility, a mysterious intense figure ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, hitman, youth, isolation, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, single parent, mercenary, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 393
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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, starting over, hopes, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, redemption, couples, parents and children, couple relations, optimism, change
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.9
 1K
Blue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Blue is a mother with a secret life. She'll do anything to keep it from her son. But her past has other plans.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: double life, single parent, parents and children, family relations, protecting from truth, financial problem, sexuality, society, haunted by the past, family problems, prostitute, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 668
The Town (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Following a family tragedy, 30-year-old Mark Nicholas returns to the town where he grew up. After ten years away, coming home is harder than Mark could ever have imagined.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: homecoming, life turned upside down, orphan, family life, death in the family, family problems, parents and children, hometown, small town, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.9
 47K
Bloodline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatic thriller that explores the demons lurking beneath the surface of a contemporary American family. The Rayburns are hard-working pillars of their Florida Keys community. But when the black sheep son comes home for the 45th anniversary of ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: secret, family relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, family life, sibling relationship, wealthy family, dark secret, police detective, florida keys ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 3K
Southcliffe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: Following a raft of shootings in an English market town, the crimes are retold in a nonlinear narrative structure through the eyes of a journalist and the tragedies' victims.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, dealing with death, small town life, social relations, human nature, journalist, investigation, brutality, redemption, small town, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.7
 2K
The Village (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Village is a BBC TV series written by Peter Moffat. The drama is set in a Derbyshire village in the 20th century. The first series of what Moffat hopes will become a 42-hour TV drama was broadcast in spring 2013 and covered the years 1914 to ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: village life, family relations, parents and children, society, social relations, child birth, village, childbirth, family, gay relationship, shell shock
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 511
Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, family problems, undercover, hidden identity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, dishonesty, obsessive quest, redemption, orphan, female director, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
crimes movies
14253
murder movies
18445
society movies
10752
 6.4
 870
Undeniable (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 25 years ago, Jane saw a man killing her mother. Today, she's a well adjusted wife and mother herself. While having a physical, she notices a doctor who looks like the killer and reports him. No one believes her - except one cop.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, couples, crimes, deadly, couple relations, witnessing a crime, murder witness, strong female presence, murderer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, youth, murder, deadly, strong female presence, murder mystery, rape, accused of murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 1K
Mayday (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: It's Mayday in a small town steeped in pagan traditions where the crowning of the May Queen is the highlight of the day until suddenly she goes missing.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, enigmatic, gloomy
Plot: murder, police investigation, who done it, missing child, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, couples, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 2K
Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The night before a high profile operation on the PM, the surgeon due to perform the procedure is surprised at her family home by four masked men. The gang quickly take control of her and her family and order her to kill the PM.
Style: tense, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: family relations, political conspiracy, danger, treason, moral dilemma, crimes, parents and children, dishonesty, confined, family in danger, abduction, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 892
The Guilty (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lives are torn apart and relationships fractured forever when a young child goes missing. Five years later, DCI Maggie Brand leads a new investigation and puts at risk her own happy family life.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, life turned upside down, suspect, crime, dead child, missing, missing person
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
deadly movies
10289
hopes movies
6015
couples movies
10934
 7.2
 1K
The Fear (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A Brighton crime boss turned entrepreneur and the disintegration of a criminal mind. (From IMDB)
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonor among criminals, memory loss, crimes, family relations, mental illness, gang war, gangsters, gang, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.9
 954
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, serious, bleak ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, emotionless, social decay, danger, corpse, graphic violence, child in peril, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, kidnap, homecoming, parents and children, family problems, redemption, hopes, isolation, teenage girl, fish out of water, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 2K
Banana (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Witty, heartfelt and unique interlinked stories covering different aspects of LGBT life, featuring the most exciting emerging talent.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, couple relations, gender, self discovery, haunted by the past, love, lgbt, multiple storylines, society, love and romance, young adult, male objectification ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 1K
Avalon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an accident turns his life upside down and forced by the people ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: nightclub, life turned upside down, unlikely criminals, siblings relations, down on your luck, society, disorder, nightlife, family business, nothing goes right, haunted by the past, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 2K
The Dinner (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, under the surface, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, restaurant, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 189
The Fold (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Struggling with her grief, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton tries to replace her deceased daughter with another girl.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, immigrants, life is a bitch, clergy, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%