Movies and TV shows set in liverpool

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in liverpool ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, captivating, sincere and humorous films and TV shows about / with singer, friendship, dancing, runaway, singing, love, british, song, cigarette smoking and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in UK, USA, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as liverpool: Letter to Brezhnev (1985), Soft Lad (2015), Cilla (2014), The 51st State (2001), Yesterday (2019), Help (2021), Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), The Nan Movie (2022), The Responder (2022), Little Boy Blue (2017).

List of movies set in liverpool

Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The factories, pubs, clubs, hotels and streets of 1980s Liverpool form the backdrop for this tale of love, friendship, sex and a letter to the Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev. Two Liverpool lasses, Teresa and Elaine meet two Russian sailors, Sergei ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, one night stand, unemployment, letter, love, working class, sailor, opposites attract, society, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: liverpool, russia, europe, england, ussr
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 5.9
 899
Soft Lad (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young man involved in a love affair that will change his life forever, whilst his lover wrestles his demons on a journey that will force him to come to terms with his sexuality, leaving lives destroyed in the wake.
Style: touching, sexy, psychological, sincere, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, infidelity, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, closeted homosexual, marriage, love affair, hiv, sexuality, lgbtqi, lgbt, gay relationship ...
Place: liverpool
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 7.9
 1K
Cilla (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Three-part biopic of the Liverpudlian songbird who would later find fame and fortune. It tells of her rocky road to fame and captures the essence of 1960s Liverpool.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Plot: pop singer, musician's life, ambition, desire for fame, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, friendship, fame, post war, singer, friends, closeted homosexual ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: liverpool, england
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 6.3
 50K
The 51st State (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Elmo McElroy is a streetwise American master chemist who heads to England to sell his special new formula - a powerful, blue concoction guaranteed to take you to 'the 51st state.' McElroy's new product delivers a feeling 51 times more ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, chase, organized crime, chemist, culture clash, crimes, drugs, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners, drug lord, gang war ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, liverpool, northern england, california ...
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 6.8
 154K
Yesterday (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: UK, China, Japan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, disturbing, romantic ...
Plot: the beatles, rock star, moral dilemma, alternate reality, music, plagiarism, musician, male female friendship, fame, pop singer, hotel, alternate timeline ...
Time: 2010s, year 2004
Place: liverpool, los angeles, moscow russia
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 7.7
 10K
Help (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sarah seems to have found her calling working in a Liverpool care home where she has a special talent for connecting with the residents. Then, in March 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic hits.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: elderly, quarantine, pandemic, isolation, lifestyle change, older man younger man relationship, retirement home life, retirement home, epidemic, workplace, isolated house, social realism ...
Place: liverpool
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Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series (along with "Trilogy" and "The Long Day Closes") is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious, anthology ...
Plot: family relations, wife abuse, abusive father, wedding, abusive husband, singer, world war two, society, life is a bitch, family problems, hypocrisy, religions or cults ...
Time: 1940s, 50s
Place: liverpool, england, europe
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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme-fatale, the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, and her young lover, British actor Peter Turner, quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, melancholic
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, terminal illness, femme fatale, promise, breast cancer, dying, lie, mother daughter relationship, doctor, life is a bitch, love, actor's life ...
Time: year 1979, 70s, year 1981, 80s
Place: liverpool, los angeles, empire state building manhattan new york city, england, manhattan new york city ...
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The Nan Movie (2022)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Catherine Tate's iconic character Nan hits the big screen as she goes on a wild road trip from London to Ireland with her grandson Jamie to make amends with her estranged sister Nell. Militant vegan arsonists, raucous rugby teams, all night ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: senior citizen, elderly, jealousy, estranged sister, dying woman, female protagonist, grandmother grandson relationship, driving, elderly woman, grandmother, clubbing, drunkenness ...
Time: 2020s, 50s
Place: britain, dublin ireland, liverpool, ireland
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 7.4
 10K
The Responder (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Under pressure, fraying at the edges. In relentless night-time Liverpool, copper Chris is paired with a rookie. Will they save or destroy each other?
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: police officer, crimes, forensics, police corruption, depression, patrol, fighting crime, identity crisis, crisis, police station, midlife crisis, investigation ...
Time: future
Place: liverpool
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Little Boy Blue (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story that shocked a nation, this powerful four-part factual drama, from BAFTA winning writer and executive producer Jeff Pope (Appropriate Adult, The Widower), centres on the devastating impact on a city of an innocent child’s ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: true crime, murder, murder investigation, police detective, justice, police investigation, dishonesty, police officer, incest, murder mystery, husband wife relationship, gang member ...
Time: year 2007
Place: liverpool
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 7.1
 37K
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The drama tells the story of Lennon's teenage years and the start of his journey to becoming a successful musician. The story also examines the impact on his early life and personality of the two dominant females in his childhood
Style: sentimental, intense, emotional, witty, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: prodigy, follow your dream, coming of age, the beatles, rock and roll, musician's life, music, adolescence, dysfunctional family, musician, artist, rock ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, england, europe, hamburg germany ...
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: surreal, stylized, psychedelic, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: freedom, anti war, music, hippie, vietnam war, romance, love, political unrest, dancing, artist, cultural difference, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, liverpool, detroit, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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 6.9
 3K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, emotional, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: catholicism, fascism, youth, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, unemployment, sin, life is a bitch, jewish, society, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, europe, united kingdom ...
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 6.2
 1K
Bread (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Bread is a British television sitcom, written by Carla Lane, produced by the BBC and screened on BBC1 from 1 May 1986 to 3 November 1991. The series focused on the devoutly-Catholic and extended Boswell family of Liverpool, in the district of ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: scam, mother, slacker, unemployment, family, father figure, religious, sister, brother, father, grandfather, dog ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: liverpool, northern england
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 6.8
 11K
Performance (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.
Style: surreal, psychedelic, sexy, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, surrealism, sex, rock and roll, rock star, basement, violence, murder, organized crime, on the run, character study, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: london, europe, england, liverpool, tokyo ...
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Yellow Submarine (1968)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only ...
Style: psychedelic, humorous, witty, colourful, absurd ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: the beatles, adventure, surrealism, music, submarine, fighting the system, rock and roll, rock, anti war, trippy, imaginary kingdom, musician ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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Three and Out (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A London tube driver considers pursuing a third fatal accident to collect a huge payout.
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, crimes, cons and scams, teenage life, writer's life, friends, dark humor, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, unfulfillment, deviant sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, liverpool
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The Secret Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, countryside, orphan, girl, friendship, garden, little girl, family, uncle, beautiful scenery, magic, hidden door ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: india, england, yorkshire, london, europe ...
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 7.1
 11K
Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sexy, clever, visually appealing ...
Plot: gay, sex with a priest, forbidden love, catholic priest, celibacy, closeted homosexual, homosexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, lgbt, sin, crisis of faith ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, united kingdom, europe, iraq, liverpool
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Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rock Opera version of Phantom Of The Opera with elements of Faust. Record producer Swan steals both the music and the girl (Phoenix) from composer Leach. Disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace, The Paradise, and becomes The ...
Style: macabre, humorous, scary, gothic, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: deal with the devil, rock and roll, rock, tragedy, mad scientist, childhood, devil, hopes, musician's life, desire for fame, rock star, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, cincinnati ohio, liverpool
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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Charles Dickens story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life for his recently torn-apart family. A young compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldheartedly grasping ...
Style: feel good, touching, emotional, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, family reunited, greed, dysfunctional family, betrayal, rescue, haunted by the past, uncle nephew relationship, boarding school, arranged marriage, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 1850s, 1830s
Place: london, england, europe, yorkshire, liverpool
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 6.3
 612
Lamb (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Michael Lamb is a Father questioning his calling, in a Reform School in Ireland. When young epileptic runaway Eoin is sent to the school, the two recognise kindred spirits and escape to London together. With the police on their tail and the money ...
Style: uplifting, thought provoking, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: youth, school, child abuse, adoption, kidnapping, on the run, man boy relationship, teacher student relationship, surrogate father, epilepsy, murder by drowning, neurology ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, england, london, dublin ireland, europe ...
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The Fruit Machine (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Michael are two 16-year-old gay friends from Liverpool. Berated by his father for his camp behavior, Eddie runs away from his Liverpool home and joins Michael, a streetwise hustler, who is also on the run.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: gay, murder, nightclub, gay teenager, youth, friendship, coming of age, gay lead character, on the run, best friends, obsession, lgbt ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, brighton, liverpool
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 7.1
 166
Dockers (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy McGovern's depiction of the mid 90s Liverpool dockers strike. Featuring script contributions from Irvine Welsh and the real dockers themselves
Plot: suffering, family relations, violence, strike, dispute, job
Place: liverpool
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 6.6
 6K
Backbeat (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend ...
Style: clever, affectionate, talky, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: the beatles, rock and roll, music, rock, nudity (full frontal - brief), musician, art, friendship, rock music, lgbt, artist, lone hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: hamburg germany, england, california, australia, germany ...
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 5.7
 4K
Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, destructive relationship, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, gang, coming of age, unemployment, down on your luck, violence spree, troublemaker, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
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The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young accompanist named Sophie Vasseur gets a job with famed singer Irene Brice. As Irene's husband Charles, a businessman collaborating with the Nazis, wrestles with his conscience, Sophie becomes obsessed with Irene, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: world war two, betrayal, railway, maid, pianist, singer, politics, obsession, infidelity, love, manipulation, strong female presence ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france, london, england, europe ...
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The Be All and End All (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At fifteen Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfil his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, loss of virginity, terminal illness, last wish, first sex, teenage life, looking for sex, hospital, unfulfillment, youth, bittersweet, heart condition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, liverpool
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 8.2
 793
Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: post war, family relations, family problems, youth, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, working class, bittersweet, poverty, slum, interwar period ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: england, liverpool
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