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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: trapeze, adventure, romance, family relations, battles, parents and children, love and romance, starting over, love affair, single parent, winter, suicide, search, robbery, threat, fire, redhead, mother daughter relationship, acrobat, cigarette smoking, redheaded woman, superstition, stagecoach, indian attack, harbor ...
Time: 60s, 1910s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, paris france, new york, 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 single parent mostly in Drama, Western and Romance genres. Some movies like Circus World: A Touch of Fate (2003), Heartland (1979), Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973), The Last Cowboy (2003), Conagher (1991). 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, redemption, starting over, love and romance, romance, human nature, parents and children, small town, chance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, north carolina, usa
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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: sincere, bleak, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: farm, countryside, boss and employee, couple relations, parents and children, self discovery, fall in love, americana, society, single parent, love and romance, strong female presence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, modern west, farm, romance, aging, golden years, ambition, rising to stardom, elderly, hopes, single parent, retirement home life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, suspenseful, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. marshal, cowboys and outlaws, vengeance, crimes, parents and children, heist, bank, family relations, partners, criminal heroes, gunfight, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, parents and children, homecoming, estrangement, farm, rancher, father daughter relationship, female director, spurs, stable, cowboy shirt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, criminal, outlaw, gunslinger, senator, robbery, society ...
Time: 19th century
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68%
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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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: farm, cowboy, kidnapping, cons and scams, single parent, danger, tough heroes, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, romance, family relations, family problems, death in the family, fall in love, parents and children, dealing with death, single parent, father son relationship, love and romance, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), wedding, introspection, profanity, couples, family problems, strong sexual content, midlife crisis, infidelity, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new mexico
⇓ 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: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: circus, workplace romance, love affair, couples, romance, working class, artists and showbiz, fall in love, travel, trapeze, love, friendship ...
Time: 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: old west, wilderness, gold, attempted murder, small town, criminal, native american, outlaw, frontier, adventure, family, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s ...
Place: california, missouri, ohio, arizona, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: family business, family relations, favoritism among siblings, rivalry, intrigue, dishonesty, parents and children, farm, father daughter relationship, siblings relations, state affairs, old west ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family relations, family problems, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, starting over, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, social relations, optimism, single parent, hopes, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, sincere, touching
Plot: friendship, love triangle, love affair, rivalry, relationship vs career, couple relations, fish out of water, fall in love, redemption, unfulfilled love, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, neurotic
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, introspection, self discovery, couples, family problems, family relations, denial, hopes, countryside, child illness, fall in love ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, italy, cornwall, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Light in the Piazza (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young American woman traveling in Italy with her mother is slender, blonde, beautiful and there is something charmingly naive about her. Fabrizio Naccarelli seems to always know where the mother and daughter will sightsee next. Signor Naccarelli ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, human nature, parents and children, fall in love, bittersweet, family problems, couples, family relations, couple relations, youth, mentally challenged, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, florence, europe, rome italy, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, hopes, romance, unlikely couple, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, single parent, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: murder, family relations, revenge, gambling, vengeance, investigation, crimes, family life, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, cards ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s ...
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching
Plot: catholic, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, suburbs, social differences, obsession, suburban life, siblings relations, eccentric family, human nature, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s
Place: new york, usa
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47%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, family life, parents and children, family problems, single parent, youth, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, farm, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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47%
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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: starting over, reunion, parents and children, couple relations, lovers reunited, family relations, couples, death in the family, dead son, loss of child, dealing with death, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Love Comes Softly (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: sentimental, feel good, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, marriage of convenience, survival, pregnancy, farm, starting over, loss of husband, romance, hopes, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, old west, showdown, drifter, family relations, lovers reunited, family life, redemption, haunted by the past, vengeance, lone wolves, starting over ...
Time: 19th century
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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, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, parents and children, reunion, family gatherings, family relations, estrangement, romance, sister sister relationship, death of father, male female relationship, sibling relationship, poison ...
Time: contemporary
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40%
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, criminal heroes, small town, hidden identity, redemption, parents and children, dishonesty, rivalry, down on your luck, farm, crimes, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: oregon
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love affair, family relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, parents and children, family business, gay, suicide, dancer, jealousy, college dropout, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, society, couples, political unrest, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, starting over, hopes, state affairs, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 70s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: germany, italy, new york, asia, kazakhstan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, romance, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, budapest hungary, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%