Movies and TV shows like Behaving Badly 1989

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Behaving Badly (1989)
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Behaving Badly (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behaving Badly is a 1989 British television serial directed by David Tucker. The teleplay by Catherine Heath and Moira Williams is based on Heath's novel of the same name. It was initially broadcast by Channel 4. The series was released on DVD in 2005. The plot focuses on Bridget Mayor, a middle-aged housewife and part-time teacher who is forced to re-evaluate her life when her husband of twenty years abandons her for a younger woman.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, rich and poor, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples, social differences, society, infidelity, family problems, starting over, suburbs, suburban life, siblings relations, human nature, wooing, hopes, unlikely couple, couple relations, power relations, housewife, middle aged, cougar
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films and TV series with plots about family relations, society, couples, social differences, love and romance, couple relations and power relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Behaving Badly: Flambards (1979), Pride and Prejudice (1967), The Forsyte Saga (2002), A Dance to the Music of Time (1997), Upstairs, Downstairs (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
Story: In the early 1900s in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, family relations, uneducated, estate, manners, couples, love and romance, society, fall in love, social differences, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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Pride and Prejudice (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Pride and Prejudice is a 1967 BBC television serial, based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, originally published in 1813. This production marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. It was directed by Joan Craft and ...
Style: clever, realistic, witty, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wooing, society, family relations, looking for love, rich and poor, eligible bachelor, social differences, romance, love and romance, siblings relations, countryside, verbal byplay ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain
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93%
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, stylized, family saga ...
Plot: high society, family relations, love affair, love and romance, society, unfulfilled love, couple relations, forbidden love, parents and children, victorian england, rich and poor, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian era, 1920s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, europe
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77%
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: high society, dishonesty, lifestyle, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), social differences, rich and poor, couple relations, power relations, social relations, couples, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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76%
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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, master servant relationship, domestic servant, rich and poor, master and servant, lifestyle, couples, family life, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe
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The Wingless Bird (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: On the eve of World War I, Agnes Conway manages both the business and the problems of her troubled family. She finds the strength to break class barriers and help her sister Jessie marry a good boy from a family of dockside toughs. Is she strong ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, couples, power relations, family relations, love triangle, love affair, social differences, working class, love and romance, betrayal, romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1914
Place: england, northern england
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72%
The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: family saga, stylized, captivating, saga, epic ...
Plot: love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, couples, family problems, family relations, power relations, unfulfillment, romance, intrigue, unfulfilled love, siblings relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: england, london
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: captivating, touching, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, human spirit, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, society, hopes, small town, social relations, strong female presence, high school, small town life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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68%
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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: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: starting over, introspection, family problems, family relations, hopes, life turned upside down, couples, optimism, parents and children, redemption, couple relations, change
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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68%
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, family relations, single parent, power relations, injustice, orphan, society, bittersweet, boss, friendship, boarding school life, dysfunctional family ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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68%
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Vanity Fair (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. The first colour production from the BBC.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: manipulation, satire, life turned upside down, couples, power relations, dishonesty, blind ambition, love and romance, romance, rise to the top, society, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
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The Indian Doctor (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The Indian Doctor is a British television drama set in the summer of 1963. Produced by Rondo Media and Avatar Productions, it was first broadcast on BBC One in 2010. The most recent series began on 27 February 2012 and concluded on 2 March. It is a ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: culture clash, society, small town, couples, social relations, mine, couple relations, power relations, immigrants, doctors and patients, small town life, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe
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Sense and Sensibility (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: Two sisters of opposing temperaments find love and some heartbreak in Jane Austen's 18th century classic.
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, love, grief, couples, family relations, power relations, social relations, siblings relations, village life, family life, wooing, village ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, britain
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, dishonesty, couple relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
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Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family relations, society, fall in love, infidelity, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, atlanta ...
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Upstairs Downstairs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1936, the show takes viewers, old and new, back to the lavish world of Belgravia, London. A new set of occupants reside at 165 Eaton Place and viewers see how external and internal influences of the tumultuous pre-war period shape and mould ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, stylized
Plot: high society, master and servant, butler, rich and poor, millionaire, family values, marriage, lifestyle, family relations, racial issues, couples, housewife ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
I'll Take Manhattan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
Story: Maxi Amberville tries to save the magazine empire her father built, but her treacherous uncle stands in her way.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, family relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, family in crisis, lovers reunited, parents and children, inheritance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, usa, europe, manhattan new york city
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62%
The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Duchess Of Duke Street is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, the former producer of the highly successful ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, sincere
Plot: world war one, hotel, couples, power relations, master and servant, society, rise to the top, love and romance, ambition, social differences, rich and poor, chef ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, factory, life is a bitch, society, mechanic, power relations, realism, social differences, family relations, rich and poor, workplace situations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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60%
Pride and Prejudice (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 265 min.
TV show
Story: Mrs. Bennet is determined to find husbands for her five daughters. The arrival of a new wealthy neighbor seems like the answer to her predicament. But while eldest daughter Jane catches Mr. Bingley's eye, middle child Mary has her nose stuck in ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, stylized, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, countryside, wooing, family relations, society, unlikely couple, romance, love and romance, parents and children, siblings relations, rich and poor, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
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Sense and Sensibility (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
Style: feel good, sincere, witty, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, strong female presence, rich and poor, social differences, fall in love, village, village life, love affair, siblings relations, social relations, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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Land Girls (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: The lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wartime life, world war two, life is a bitch, military, family relations, strong female presence, friendship, soldier, rise and fall, love, estate, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: england, europe
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59%
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 566 min.
TV show
Story: An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s.
Style: saga, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, rise to the top, blind ambition, gangsters, immigrants, hopes, society, ambition, power relations, boxing, siblings relations, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s
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56%
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Our Zoo (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: “Our Zoo” follows the story of George, who being frustrated by memories of fighting in the great war and living with his extended family, wants to bring more beauty into the world. When he comes across a camel and monkey that are about to be ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: zoo, eccentric family, family business, life turned upside down, follow your dream, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, siblings relations, war veteran, ex soldier, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england
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56%
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Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: racism, starting over, couples, post war, couple relations, culture clash, bittersweet, misfit, hopes, self discovery, husband wife relationship, racial violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
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55%
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 327 min.
TV show
Story: Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.
Style: romantic, stylized, witty, clever, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, romance, aristocracy, countryside, fall in love, love and romance, prejudice, rich and poor, couple relations, british, looking for love, unlikely couple ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, touching, sentimental
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nanny, butler, family relations, child abuse, high society, friends, power relations, bittersweet, society, babies and infants, lifestyle, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe
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55%
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, parents and children, housewife, crimes, coping, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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55%
Wives and Daughters (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 301 min.
TV show
Story: Elizabeth Gaskell's enchanting tale of romance, scandal, and intrigue in a gossipy English town comes to Masterpiece Theatre in a lavish four-part production of Wives and Daughters, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies.Davies, who ...
Style: uplifting, serious, clever, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, aristocrat, prejudice, love and romance, parents and children, parent child relationship, estate, love triangle, fall in love, secret marriage, gossip, marriage ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 1820s
Place: england, europe, britain, london, africa
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54%
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
TV show
Story: Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the 'saved', to devote her life to Jesus, to follow the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, biting, talky, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, gays and lesbians, adoption, friendship, christianity, adopted daughter, coming out, lesbian teen, lesbian relationship, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s
Place: england, europe
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54%