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Circus World (1964)
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Circus World (1964)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother.
Style: serious, realistic, epic
Plot: adventure, romance, battles, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, love affair, starting over, single parent, revenge, winter, circus, fire, suicide, mother daughter relationship, robbery, redhead, redheaded woman, acrobat, threat, superstition, stagecoach, indian attack, harbor, circus performer ...
Time: 60s, 1910s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, new york, paris france, france, spain ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about family relations, parents and children, love and romance, romance, couples, cowboy and ranch mostly in Drama, Western and Romance genres. Some movies like Circus World: A Touch of Fate (2003), Heartland (1979), McLintock! (1963), Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973), The Last Cowboy (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Touch of Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One night in a small town in North Carolina, fate brings together three lives: an entertainment lawyer returning home to his dying mother after years in escape of his past, a woman trying to reclaim her supposed love, and a boy with a penchant for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: hopes, destiny, friendship, family relations, starting over, redemption, romance, love and romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
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95%
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Heartland (1979)
Genre: Western, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Disarmingly realistic in its depiction of the realities of frontier life, Heartland is a strong antidote to the cliches of traditional Westerns. This semi-documentary slice of life is based on the diaries of Elmore Randall Stewart about her days on ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, sincere, factual ...
Plot: farm, countryside, love and romance, society, single parent, power relations, family relations, couples, strong female presence, parents and children, self discovery, fall in love ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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86%
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McLintock! (1963)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: George Washington McLintock, 'GW' to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky who has been away at school for the last two years. He's also ...
Style: humorous, light, exciting, captivating, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ranch, romance, rivalry, mogul, rancher, farce, husband wife relationship, cowboy, unsupportive spouse, greed, vengeance, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: arizona, alaska, ireland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boy's want to get his attention they decide to rob a bank. They end up getting more than they ...
Style: tense, semi serious, suspenseful, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. marshal, vengeance, crimes, parents and children, heist, family relations, criminal heroes, partners, bank, gunfight, brother brother relationship, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Last Cowboy (2003)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: John William 'Will' Cooper is a modern-day rancher, maintaining his ranch in hard times along with his friend and foreman Amos Russell. When Will's estranged daughter Jake returns to the ranch for her grandfather's funeral, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, farm, estrangement, father daughter relationship, rancher, old man, modern west, cowgirl, horse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Scott Glenn is H.D., a champion rodeo rider whose career is ruined after being gored by a bull. He returns home to discover things have drastically changed -- the family farm has been abandoned, his old girlfriend Julie (Kate Capshaw) is a now a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, modern west, cheerleader, retirement home life, relationship vs career, farm, nursing, couples, retirement home, romance, rising to stardom, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspense, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, old west, lawyer, gunslinger, criminal, senator, robbery, society, success ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Conagher (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: farm, cowboy, single parent, heroes, romance, crimes, love and romance, gang, tough heroes, family relations, couples, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Paper Hearts (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Western drama directed by Rod McCall. Henry deserted his family years before, Henry (James Brolin) kicks up a storm when he shows up to see his youngest daughter before her wedding. He has ulterior motives, including a divorce from wife Jenny (Sally ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, unfulfilled love, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Love's Resounding Courage (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Clark Davis struggles to maintain his land and support his family during a long drought. With a bank loan to repay, his wife, Ellen, takes a job in town as a seamstress, but soon becomes ill with scarlet fever. Devastated to lose his beloved wife, ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, family problems, romance, dealing with death, single parent, parents and children, death in the family, fall in love, father son relationship, love and romance, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Bye Bye Blackbird (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once the big top's owner spots the young roustabout defying ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, captivating, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: circus, workplace romance, love affair, couples, working class, romance, fall in love, artists and showbiz, travel, love, friendship, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, rome italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
How the West Was Won (1962)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
Style: epic, exciting, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: old west, wilderness, gold, small town, attempted murder, native american, criminal, adventure, family, survival, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1880s, 1860s, 1850s ...
Place: california, missouri, ohio, arizona, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family problems, family relations, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Love's Unending Legacy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Missie three years later: being a single mother after her husband Willie was shot during a poker scuffle. She and Maddy move back in with her parents Clark and Marty. She finds a new home, and finds a new teaching position that she settles right ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, starting over, family relations, single parent, hopes, romance, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, optimism, social relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Cowboy Up (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: "Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the craziest guy around; his brother Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) is a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, love affair, love triangle, rivalry, redemption, parents and children, fish out of water, unfulfilled love, relationship vs career, couple relations, fall in love, rising to stardom ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Summer Flight (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with a brain tumor falls in love with her doctor. A reworking of the 1939 Bette Davis film "Dark Victory", director Daniel Petrie's 1963 film stars Susan Hayward.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, neurotic
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, love and romance, life is a bitch, starting over, tragic hero, romance, hopes, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, italy, london, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 684
King of Texas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this re-imagining of Shakespear's King Lear, Patrick Steward stars as John Lear, a Texas cattle baron, who, after dividing his wealth among his three daughters, is rejected by them.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing
Plot: family relations, family business, favoritism among siblings, parents and children, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue, farm, state affairs, father daughter relationship, siblings relations, old west ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Household Saints (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of an eccentric Italian-American family in New York City in the 1950's and 60's. Young Teresa dreams of joing the convent, over the objections of her family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: catholic, world war two, homecoming, redemption, social differences, family life, human nature, eccentric family, parents and children, miraculous event, forbidden love, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Maddened by His Absence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father’s succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: starting over, family relations, couples, lovers reunited, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, dead son, loss of child, dealing with death, little boy, dead brother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Elder boys return to Clearwater, Texas for their Mother's funeral. John the eldest is a well known gunfighter and trouble follows him wherever he goes. The boys try to get back their ranch from the towns gunsmith who won it from their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, card playing, family relations, revenge, gambling, vengeance, investigation, family life, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Adopted (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lisa and Marine live a life of relative companionship together, where the only man permitted into the equation is Lisa’s young son, Leo. However, their simple existence is thrown into disarray when Marie meets and falls in love with Alex, a ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, single parent, parents and children, family relations, haunted by the past, sister sister relationship, men hatred, life turned upside down, strong female presence, love affair, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Love Comes Softly (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: marriage of convenience, single parent, farm, loss of husband, love and romance, romance, survival, couple relations, pregnancy, starting over, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Comancheros (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, rescue, heroes, gambler, texas ranger, chase, gang, murder, crimes, adventure, tough heroes, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: texas, usa, latin america, mexico, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Secret of Giving (1999)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As Christmas approaches, a single mother (played by Reba McEntire) struggles to raise her son and keep up the payments on her Oregon ranch, which is difficult since she's heavily in debt. But she's a tough cookie, and proves that a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: christmas, farm, old west, single parent, bank, hidden identity, rivalry, redemption, small town, graphic violence, aging, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Hired Hand (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harry Collings returns home to his farm after drifting with his friend, Arch. His wife, who had given up on him, reluctantly allows him to stay, and soon believes that all will be well again. But then Harry has to make a difficult decision regarding ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: murder, old west, showdown, drifter, redemption, haunted by the past, family life, vengeance, lovers reunited, family relations, lone wolves, starting over ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
This Is My Body (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gifted student Antoine goes against his family’s wishes and accepts the lead role in a controversial director’s film. He learns that the role had previously been offered to a young man who committed suicide after an on-set affair – and events ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love affair, couple relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, family relations, family business, gay, suicide, dancer, jealousy, college dropout, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, couples, state affairs, starting over, political unrest, couple relations, lovers reunited, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, society, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 60s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: kazakhstan, usa, germany, italy, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Nora Roberts’ Montana Sky (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wealthy stock dealer bequeaths his Montana farm to the three daughters provided they would live there together at least for a year.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance, infidelity, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%