Movies and TV shows set in manchester

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in manchester ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy, touching and semi serious films and TV shows about / with society, family relations, british, friendship, working class, friends, love and romance, crimes, urban and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in UK, France, Italy and other countries.
manchester
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manchester movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as manchester: The Driver (2014), Habit (2017), Jitters (2010), Cracker (1993), No Offence (2015), Cucumber (2015), Queer as Folk (1999), The Royle Family (1998), Corruption II (2016), Northern Lights (2016).

List of movies set in manchester

 7.0
 2K
The Driver (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Taxi driver, Vince McKee, finds his life taking an unexpected turn after he accepts an offer to drive for a criminal gang.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: crimes, heist, gang, organized crime, family relations, life turned upside down, driver, chase, graphic violence, urban, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester
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 5.2
 860
Habit (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Manchester, the present. Michael divides his time between the job center and the pub. A chance meeting with Lee, an introduction to her Uncle Ian and a heavy night on the lash lead to a job working the door at a Northern Quarter massage parlor. ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, rough, british horror
Plot: massage parlor, childhood trauma, violent death, witness, childhood flashback, brothel, violence against women, murder, secret, chance meeting, violence, crime boss ...
Place: manchester, manchester england
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 6.8
 1K
Jitters (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iceland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unexpected first kiss causes Gabriel to feel the electrifying "jitters" of love and lust with the free-spirited Marcus; a perfect way to end a Summer studying abroad. Realizing he is gay, Gabriel returns home and is immediately ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: gay teenager, gay, crush, first love, friendship between boys, bisexuality, friendship, teenage life, couples, rivalry, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, manchester, manchester england
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 8.4
 5K
Cracker (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: The wise-cracking Fitz is a brilliant but flawed criminal psychologist with a remarkable insight into the criminal mind.
Style: clever, witty, rough, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: criminal psychologist, crime, police detective, psychologist, policewoman, police investigation, profiler, law enforcement, police chief, crimes, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manchester, england, europe, northern england, manchester england
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 8.0
 4K
No Offence (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie – but there’s a reason why this hotchpotch of committed cops are on this force, on this side of town. Drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police station, policewoman, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace situations, crimes, workplace, serial killer, police, british humour, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, northern england, manchester, manchester england
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 7.8
 3K
Cucumber (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Original drama series from Russell T Davies exploring the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life, beginning with the most disastrous date night in history.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, emotional, serious
Plot: gay, couple relations, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gender, life turned upside down, homosexuality, gay relationship, fear of commitment, suicide, middle aged, gay sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, manchester england
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Queer as Folk (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Queer as Folk is a 1999 British television series that chronicles the lives of three gay men living in Manchester's gay village around Canal Street. Both Queer as Folk and Queer as Folk 2 were written by Russell T Davies. The first series was ...
Style: sexual, witty, humorous, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay teenager, lgbt, looking for sex, friendship, love affair, gender bending, urban, boss ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: manchester, europe, england, northern england, manchester england
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The Royle Family (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: British comedy series focusing on the lives of a working-class family in Manchester who love the TV.
Style: sitcom, humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic
Plot: working class, family relations, suffering, society, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations, couple relations, grandparent and grandchild, couples, temperamental, in-laws ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: manchester, northern england, england, europe
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Corruption II (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Gritty independent action/thriller set in Manchester, UK starring Michael L. Knight.
Style: dark
Plot: life, risk, knight, gangster, revenge, death, criminal, filmmaking, canon, city, intelligence, united kingdom ...
Time: year 2016
Place: manchester, manchester england
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Northern Lights (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Emma approaches adulthood, she tries to live an ordinary life and keep up to her late mothers expectations. However her anxiety weighs over her, stopping her from enjoying the last few youthful years.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: first love, college, anxiety, alcohol abuse, panic attack, teenage love, writers, mental health, family drama, love interest, writer's block, single father ...
Place: northern england, manchester
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A Kind of Loving (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: working class, factory, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, crumbling marriage, love and romance, coming of age, romance, parents and children, youth, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: manchester, england, europe, northern england
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24 Hour Party People (2002)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.
Style: witty, humorous, sincere, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightclub, musician, clubbing, party, businessman, ambition, lifestyle, music band, success, life changing experience, buddies, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1976
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, london
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Scott & Bailey (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: D.C. Rachel Bailey and D.C. Janet Scott have a robust and engaging friendship which enables them to draw upon each other’s strengths and investigate murders for the Manchester Metropolitan Police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, policewoman, female police officer, partners against crime, police investigation, female partner, crimes, law enforcement, best friends, relationship vs career, female friendship, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, europe
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Waterloo Road (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Waterloo Road is a UK television drama series the first broadcast was in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 9 March 2006. Originally set in a troubled comprehensive school in Rochdale, England, the location of the show was moved to the former Greenock ...
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy
Plot: high school, teachers and students, social problems, social differences, teenage life, romance, workplace intrigue, society, workplace situations, social relations, youth, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, scotland, northern england
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 8.2
 4K
Cold Feet (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the lives and loves of a group of thirtysomethings in a heart-warming comic drama as they try to find true love - or at least keep their relationships on track. In this wry and funny look at a generation which is as confused as it is ...
Style: sincere, clever, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: family relations, renewed love, newlyweds, fall in love, unfulfillment, lifestyle, best friends, buddies, friends, love affair, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england
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 7.4
 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, society, multiple storylines, love and romance, young adult, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, manchester
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From There to Here (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Created by Peter Bowker, From There To Here is set in the aftermath of the 1996 Arndale bombing and follows Daniel Cotton, a Manchester family man who is torn between the life he wants and the life he could have. The story spans the four years that ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, soccer, city life, bet, family relations, ira, urban, streetwise, bittersweet, society, bombing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, manchester
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 8.3
 1K
The Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Street is a British television drama series created by Jimmy McGovern and produced by Granada Television for the BBC. The series follows the lives of various residents of an unnamed street in Manchester and features an all-star cast including ...
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, serious, anthology ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: couple relations, family life, neighbor, social relations, dull life, crumbling marriage, small town, family problems, friendship, neighborhood, friends, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, manchester
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There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the ...
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: soccer, misfit, working class, bully, against the odds, teenage life, ambition, follow your dream, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester
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 8.0
 15K
Shameless (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, gay teenager, siblings relations, parents and children, single father, life is a bitch, grownups, everyday life, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
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Raining Stones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, family relations, catholic, priest, hopes, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, disorder, petty job, realism, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london, manchester, california
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 8.2
 2K
Ideal (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ideal is a British dark comedy sit-com, originally broadcast on digital channel BBC Three, created by Graham Duff and produced by BBC Comedy North and Baby Cow Productions. It stars Johnny Vegas as small-time cannabis dealer Moz. It is set in ...
Style: dark humor, sitcom, not serious, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: drug dealing, stoners, petty criminal, crime, crimes, buddies, slacker, dishonor among criminals, marijuana, flat, drug dealer, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester
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Peter Kay's Car Share (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: John Redmond and Kayleigh Kitson have been thrown together in a company car share scheme, forcing their paths to cross. Each trip brings fresh insight into John and Kayleigh's lives, with twists and turns in their unlikely relationship.
Style: sitcom
Plot: supermarket, car, driving, road trip, radio, conversation, song, british humour
Place: manchester, northern england
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This Is England '90 (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Following on from This Is England ’86 and ‘88, this much-anticipated final chapter finds the gang embracing the rave scene of a new decade. But the utter hilarity and unadulterated joy of the second ‘summer of love’ soon gives way to a war ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: hippie, friendship, realism, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, rave, racism, drugs/alcohol, misfit, ecstasy, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, yorkshire, manchester
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 7.9
 15K
Fresh Meat (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far: university!
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: university, student life, dormitory, teenage life, lifestyle, student, youth, social awkwardness, adolescence vs adulthood, young people, social relations, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester
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 7.8
 34K
Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: disturbing, witty, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, stranger, roommate, drifter, humiliation, urban, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery, marijuana, alienation, security guard ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england, manchester
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 6.3
 3K
Spike Island (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Teenage musicians travel to England's Spike Island in the hope of attending an outdoor performance by their favorite band, the Stone Roses.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: follow your dream, ambition, music band, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, youth, music business, band ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, liverpool, manchester
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State of Play (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, journalist, journalism, politics, corruption, cover up, conspiracy, political thriller, political corruption, manipulation, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, manchester
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Looking for Eric (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex football player Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.
Style: surreal, touching, uplifting, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, friendship, dysfunctional family, self discovery, self esteem, old love, sport, family in crisis, love and romance, daydreamer, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, texas, california
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Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: muslim, culture clash, racism, family relations, romance, arranged marriage, forbidden love, tragic love, society, immigrants, marriage, irish ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, spain, manchester, glasgow scotland, pakistan ...
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