Movies and TV shows like The Queen's Gambit

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The Queen's Gambit (2020)
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The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 395 min.
TV show
Story: In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, tense, visually appealing
Plot: chess, genius, girl power, addiction, child prodigy, female protagonist, girl, prodigy, mathematics, obsession, orphanage, orphan, champion, alcohol abuse, feminism, love and romance, competition, tournament, ambition, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, adoptive mother, championship, female friendship, coming of age, suicide of mother ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, europe, moscow russia, kentucky, paris france, mexico, russia ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, realistic, serious and psychological films and TV series with plots about family relations, society, ambition, parents and children, hopes, destiny and female protagonist mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Queen's Gambit: Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Patrick Melrose (2018), My Brilliant Friend (2018), The Luzhin Defence (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: chess, cold war, prodigy, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, paranoia, politics, genius, obsession, eccentricity, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1962 ...
Place: reykjavik iceland, canada, former yugoslavia, israel, tunisia ...
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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chess, child prodigy, prodigy, contests and competitions, supportive parent, parents and children, human spirit, tournament, competition, genius, mentor, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Patrick Melrose (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 302 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Patrick Molrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
Style: ironic, psychological, suspense, captivating, surreal
Plot: loneliness, drug addiction, father son relationship, alcohol abuse, depression, mental illness, violence, traumatic childhood, dysfunctional family, family relations, ambition, family problems ...
Time: 2000s, 90s, 80s, 60s
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My Brilliant Friend (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship.
Style: sincere, touching, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: life is a bitch, friendship, hopes, girl, brutality, parents and children, life philosophy, family, children, friends, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, girlfriend ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: naples italy, italy, usa
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The Luzhin Defence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based upon the novel by Vladimir Nabokov, a chess grandmaster travels to Italy in the 1920s to play in a tournament and falls in love.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: chess, obsession, prodigy, mentally unstable, supportive spouse, contests and competitions, ambition, genius, family relations, love story, eccentricity, loneliness ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: italy
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The World Champion (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Some sporting victories are about more than just claiming a title. Some of them go down in history. The film follows the most dramatic and legendary showdown in the history of chess – the match between Anatoly Karpov, then world champion, and ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: chess, child prodigy, genius, rivalry, competition, champion, championship, tournament, heroes, ambition, prodigy, mathematics ...
Time: year 1978
Place: russia
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Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 463 min.
TV show
Story: The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in ...
Style: suspense, social, psychological, captivating, pink cinema
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Time: year 1997, 90s
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The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 42 min.
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Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, family relations, relationship vs career, couples, ambition, best friends, nasa, strong female presence, parents and children, space program, female bonding, friends ...
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David Makes Man (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A 14-year-old prodigy's mother relies on him to find a way out of poverty, but he is haunted by the death of his friend; he must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: coming of age, changing lives, teenage life, lifestyle change, grownups, lifestyle, poor, poverty, adolescence vs adulthood, coping, ambition, poor family ...
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I'll Fly Away (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: I'll Fly Away is an American drama television series set during the late 1950s and early 1960s, in an unspecified Southern U.S. state. It aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993 and starred Regina Taylor as Lilly Harper, a black housekeeper for the ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, feel good ...
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Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
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Any Day Now (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Any Day Now is an American drama series that aired on the Lifetime network from 1998 to 2002. The show stars Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, who are best friends despite the difference in their races. The show's title is taken from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: civil rights, interracial relations, female friendship, family relations, couples, blacks and whites, friends, society, best friends, coming of age, strong female presence, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
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Saved (2006)
Genre: Drama
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, psychological, sexual ...
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Little Man Tate (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Kane & Abel (1985)
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Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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Wicked Wicked Games (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wicked Wicked Games is a telenovela that debuted on December 6, 2006 on the American television network MyNetworkTV. Twentieth Television produced 63 episodes to air weekdays. The limited-run serial was directed by Terry Cunningham, Dennis Dimster, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Tracy Beaker Returns (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Tracy Beaker Returns is a BAFTA-winning British children's television series, which premiered on 8 January 2010 on CBBC and BBC HD. Based upon the novels by Jacqueline Wilson, it is the spin-off series to The Story of Tracy Beaker. The series ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, suspense, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Trial of Christine Keeler (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 352 min.
TV show
Story: The minister, his mistress, and her lover the spy. The story of the woman at the centre of one of the 20th century's biggest scandals – which changed Britain forever.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
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Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholics anonymous, addiction, secretary, rehabilitation, alcoholic, public relations, romance, couples, family problems, destructive relationship, human nature ...
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Sweetbitter (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 29 min.
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Story: Shortly after arriving in New York City, 22-year-old Tess lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Swiftly introduced to the world of drugs, alcohol, love, lust, dive bars, and fine dining, she learns to navigate the chaotically alluring, ...
Style: entertaining, light, colourful, scenic
Audience: teens, girls' night
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The Royal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Follows the staff and patients of a Yorkshire cottage hospital in the 60s, embroiled in tangled love lives and bitter power struggles.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, serious ...
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Great Expectations (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating ...
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The '60s (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, culture clash, fighting the system, coming of age, summer of love, politician, rock music, protest, civil rights, drug abuse, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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Granite Flats (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: It's the 1960s. The height of the Cold War. The rural town of Granite Flats, Colorado, suddenly becomes a hotbed for mystery and intrigue. Almost a year after Hershel Jenkins was released from jail, mystery is still a permanent resident in ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, amateur detective, mysterious place, youth, crimes, family relations, dishonesty, cold war, society, small town, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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Our Kind of People (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A strong-willed single mom sets out to reclaim her family's name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line but discovers a dark secret about her own mother's past that will turn her world upside-down.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: mystery, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, family secret, businesswoman, family problems, single mother, secret, changing lives, single parent, ambitious woman, family relations ...
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Matted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Rose Lee is just a typical high school student trying to figure things out. Her dream is to join the boy's wrestling team, but no one is making it easy for her. Along the way, she'll discover that her most difficult opponent may be herself.
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: friendship, girl, teenage girl, student, teacher, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, school, teenage boy, small town, dysfunctional family, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Cleaner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William Banks strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
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Space (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: astronaut, nasa, outer space, test pilot, moon landing, space program, spacecraft, ufo, spacewalk, space station, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 50s, 70s, 60s ...
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