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, family relations, couple relations, rich and poor, parents and children, love and romance, infidelity, starting over, hopes, suburbs, family problems, social differences, society, human nature, couples, suburban life, siblings relations, wooing, unlikely couple, power relations, middle aged, housewife, 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 society, family relations, couples, love and romance, social differences, couple relations and siblings relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Behaving Badly: Flambards (1979), Pride and Prejudice (1967), A Dance to the Music of Time (1997), The Forsyte Saga (2002), The Wingless Bird (1997). 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: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war one, love and romance, society, estate, uneducated, couples, manners, family relations, social differences, family life, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
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: realistic, clever, witty, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: society, wooing, family relations, fall in love, countryside, unlikely couple, couples, romance, social differences, looking for love, verbal byplay, eligible bachelor ...
Time: 1810s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
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95%
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, couple relations, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, couples, social relations, power relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), rich and poor, social differences, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
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77%
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, stylized, touching, serious, saga ...
Plot: high society, family relations, love affair, society, couple relations, love and romance, wealthy family, rich and poor, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: england, 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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: rich and poor, world war one, society, ambition, betrayal, social differences, love triangle, love affair, working class, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, touching, epic, serious ...
Plot: rich and poor, love affair, love and romance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, couple relations, power relations, family problems, romance, intrigue ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century
Place: england, london
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74%
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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, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, hopes, parents and children, society, love and romance, human spirit, social relations, small town, strong female presence, power relations, high school ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, boarding school, single parent, rich and poor, family in danger, down on your luck, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, injustice, power relations, friendship, social differences ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: manipulation, satire, love and romance, blind ambition, dishonesty, rich and poor, social differences, ambition, manipulations, society, romance, rise to the top ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: touching, atmospheric, stylized, witty, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, grief, love, family life, rich and poor, village life, wooing, siblings relations, unlikely couple, romance, master and servant, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, britain
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Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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, infidelity, fall in love, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, stylized, serious
Plot: maid, butler, wealth, high society, master and servant, lifestyle, rich and poor, couples, love and romance, society, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, semi serious ...
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, pregnancy, family relations, betrayal, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, lovers reunited, parents and children, family in crisis, inheritance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
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63%
Upstairs Downstairs (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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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, touching, serious, stylized
Plot: master and servant, high society, butler, millionaire, family values, marriage, family relations, lifestyle, racial issues, housewife, rich and poor, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: stylized, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Plot: world war one, hotel, rich and poor, social differences, rise to the top, master and servant, love and romance, society, ambition, power relations, couples, chef ...
Time: 1910s
Place: london, europe, england
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62%
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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, atmospheric, psychological, 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, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Mill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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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, serious, stylized, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: working class, workplace, life is a bitch, factory worker, society, factory, power relations, mechanic, realism, family relations, rich and poor, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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60%
Sense and Sensibility (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, witty, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love triangle, family relations, power relations, social relations, society, romance, love and romance, strong female presence, love affair, rich and poor, social differences, village life ...
Time: 1800s
Place: europe, england, britain, london
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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: humorous, witty, touching, stylized, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: countryside, opposites attract, family relations, wooing, jane austen, parents and children, rich and poor, social differences, looking for love, siblings relations, fall in love, verbal byplay ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: semi serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, life turned upside down, follow your dream, family business, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, zoo, siblings relations, post traumatic stress disorder, war veteran, ex soldier ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england
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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, jane austen, love and romance, romance, aristocracy, fall in love, prejudice, looking for love, couple relations, countryside, unlikely couple, british ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, victorian era, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: family relations, gangsters, society, blind ambition, ambition, immigrants, power relations, boxing, hopes, rise to the top, family life, against the odds ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, world war two, starting over, couples, post war, couple relations, culture clash, misfit, hopes, bittersweet, self discovery, racial violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, london, jamaica, europe
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57%
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, prejudice, love and romance, parents and children, aristocrat, parent child relationship, love triangle, fall in love, estate, secret marriage, gossip, marriage ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era, 1820s, 1830s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: prison, couples, family relations, coping, social relations, housewife, parents and children, crimes, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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55%
Beecham House (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: On the cusp of 19th century in Delhi, we following the fortunes of the residents of the titular mansion. The story begins as handsome and soulful former English soldier, John Beecham, has acquired the house to start a new life for his family and a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mansion, friendship, love affair, love and romance, couples, couple relations, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, family relations, society ...
Time: 19th century
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The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: touching, sincere, gloomy, talky, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, rise to the top, human nature, siblings relations, rich and poor, family life, dysfunctional family, hopes, unfulfillment, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
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Monarch of the Glen (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle.
Style: witty, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: country estate, friendship, love triangle, love and romance, fish out of water, social differences, rich and poor, family life, working class, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: scottish highlands, scotland, europe, england, london
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55%