Movies and TV shows like North and South

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North and South (1985)
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North and South (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
TV show
Story: Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
Style: exciting, realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, epic, saga, family saga
Plot: american civil war, foe turned friend, friendship, espionage, love and romance, slavery, family feud, military base, best friends, military, love triangle, battles, battle, father son relationship, fish out of water, civil war, extramarital affair, war, friends, romance, fall in love, love affair, society, wartime life, military life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 1860s, 1840s
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to North and South

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films and TV series with plots about war, american civil war, society, battles, soldier, civil war and military mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like North and South: Gettysburg (1993), Roots (1977), Anzac Girls (2014), The Blue and the Gray (1982), Cold Mountain (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
North and South, Book II (1986)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 570 min.
TV show
Story: The continuing saga of the Hazards and the Mains. The Hazards are from the North and the Mains from the South. George Hazard and Orry Main met at West Point and fought in the Mexican American war together becoming fast friends. Now they find ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, family saga
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, friendship, military life, wartime life, best friends, society, espionage, romance, war, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
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100%
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
TV show
Story: Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South. The final installment in John Jakes trilogy of the Civil War. It focuses on the Reconstruction period and the continuing saga of the Hazards ...
Style: saga, serious, realistic, family saga
Plot: american civil war, friendship, military life, old west, vengeance, love triangle, obsession, society, rivalry, war hero, final battle, long brown hair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Gettysburg (1993)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
Story: Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and ...
Style: epic, intense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, slavery, battles, military, war, soldier, heroic mission, state affairs, civil rights, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
TV show
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: war, world war one, human spirit, love and romance, tragic love, wartime life, fall in love, battles, military, hopes, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, egypt, greece, france, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
TV show
Story: This movie is also in existance as a 3 part miniseries. America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent. The plot revolves around the families of two sisters; Maggie Geyser and Evelyn Hale. The ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, military, family life, working class, society, rebellion, brother brother relationship, standoff, showdown, slavery, war ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 141K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: captivating, emotional, touching, sincere, epic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, slavery, getting home, loss of family member, soldier, friendship, survival, civil war, lovers reunited, couple relations, loss of loved one ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, atlantic ocean, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Queen (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
TV show
Story: A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into the troubled world around her. She tries passing for ...
Style: touching, emotional, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: slavery, civil war, white male black female relationship, family relations, interracial relations, plantation, social injustice, slave, injustice, identity crisis, blacks and whites, american civil war ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1800s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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 125K
Glory (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, freedom, slavery, racism, battle, war, prejudice, hopes, glory, military life, african american ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, south carolina, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
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War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
TV show
Story: Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: love and romance, aristocracy, society, love story, wartime life, state affairs, fall in love, imperial russia, war, tragic love, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 483
The Colt (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the heat of battle in the midst of the Civil War, a beguilingly innocent colt is born to Union Jim Rabb's beloved mare. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, Rabb keeps the colt as a consolation in these desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, exciting
Plot: american civil war, soldier, battles, colt, military life, americana, basic training, animal life, daring rescue, military, danger, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: Lucy married at the turn of the last century, when she was fifteen and her husband was fifty. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence", Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique ...
Style: emotional, touching, epic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, romance, society, wooing, couple relations, americana, self discovery, love and romance, war, couples, bittersweet, southerner ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
Story: Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy, close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, return to their neighboring homes to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments.
Style: tense, atmospheric, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: civil war, old west, american civil war, violence spree, gunfight, family relations, rivalry, feud, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, post war, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s
Place: west virginia, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Originally titled "Lincoln", the name of this miniseries was changed to "Gore Vidal's ...
Style: emotional, clever, captivating, talky, serious ...
Plot: politics, assassination, american civil war, abraham lincoln, society, head of state, hopes, ambition, state affairs, leadership, rise to the top, white house ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 2K
True Women (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
TV show
Story: True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs
Style: epic, rough, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, female protagonist, revolution, friendship, civil rights, emancipation, family relations, state affairs, rivalry, heroes, society, americana ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1850s, victorian era, 1840s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Andersonville (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
TV show
Story: This lengthy docudrama records the harrowing conditions at the Confederacy's most notorious prisoner-of-war camp. The drama unfolds through the eyes of a company of Union soldiers captured at the Battle of Cold Harbor, VA, in June 1864, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, prison, pow, civil war, rain, union soldier, confederate soldier, confined, gang, soldier, anti heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 7K
Army Wives (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Army Wives is an American drama series that follows the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military life, family relations, family life, best friends, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, soldier, infidelity, social relations, marital problem, military base ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 3K
1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, epic
Plot: love triangle, battles, war, danger, military, military life, political unrest, life is a bitch, soldier, brother brother relationship, army, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Amid the bitter divisiveness of the Civil War, Confederate Capt. Robert Adams (Julian Adams) feels the rift within his soul. Steadfastly loyal to the South, Adams also holds an unshakable love for his Northerner wife, Eveline McCord (Gwendolyn ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, romantic, saga
Plot: battles, leadership, wartime life, love affair, true love, society, military, love and romance, heroes, romance, american civil war, supportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gods and Generals (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 219 min.
Story: The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed ...
Style: epic, serious, sincere, rough, intense ...
Plot: american civil war, confederate soldier, battles, confederate army, military, war hero, military life, social relations, rivalry, couple relations, small town, college ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, 1860s
Place: west virginia, maine, virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Journey to Shiloh (1968)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: At the beginning of the Civil War, seven friends embark on a cross-country journey in order to join the Confederate army.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: american civil war, battles, battle zone, military life, destiny, wartime life, on the road, war, heroes, rivalry, friends, military ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, mississippi, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Brother's War (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Civil War drama directed by Whitney Hamilton. Grace Kieler disguises herself as a man and takes her brother's place in the Confederate army in an effort to protect him from the horrors of the war. When she meets young war widow Virginia ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, entertaining
Plot: american civil war, politics, soldier, battles, wartime life, life is a bitch, rivalry, religions or cults, society, friendship, family relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
War and Peace (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration: 394 min.
TV show
Story: War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of ...
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: aristocracy, love, tragic love, love triangle, couple relations, social differences, romance, true love, wartime life, betrayal, invasion, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: drowning, ambition, love triangle, social differences, love affair, couples, aristocracy, fall in love, infidelity, romance, rise to the top, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s
Place: england, europe, italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: epic, emotional, touching, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: world war two, racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, world war one, family relations, society, misfit, hopes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1880s, 1960s ...
Place: africa, usa, alabama, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sharpe's Sword (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
TV show
Story: Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, napoleonic wars, heroic mission, wartime life, fall in love, battle zone, military life, behind enemy lines, tough heroes, battles, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.3
 586
War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
TV show
Story: The classic BBC dramatisation of Tolstoy's epic story of love and loss set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Anthony Hopkins heads the cast as Pierre Bezuhov (a role for which he won the 1972 Best Actor BAFTA); Morag Hood is the ...
Style: epic, contemplative, intellectual, exciting, serious ...
Plot: soldier, napoleonic wars, life is a bitch, romance, state affairs, love and romance, society, leadership, military, war, couples, battles ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Time And The Wind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the novel's trilogy of the same name, by Erico Verissimo, Time and the Wind follows 150 years of family Terra Cambará and their opponent Amaral family. The history of struggles between the two families begins in the missions and runs ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, serious, epic ...
Plot: love affair, war, love triangle, wartime life, political unrest, state affairs, hopes, rivalry, true love, forbidden love, orchestral, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Book of Negroes (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
TV show
Story: Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: human spirit, american revolution, racism, life is a bitch, slavery, injustice, hopes, confined, escapades, society, master and servant, black woman ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Wicked Spring (2002)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, epic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: battles, wilderness, genocide, soldier, american civil war, weakness, heroes, politics, military, against humanity, danger, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%