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North and South (1985)
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North and South (1985)
Original name: North and South, Book I
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 561 min.
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, civil war, friendship, espionage, love and romance, slavery, family feud, military base, best friends, military, love triangle, foe turned friend, battles, battle, male nudity, father son relationship, fish out of water, extramarital affair, war, friends, romance, fall in love, love affair, society, wartime 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, civil war, soldier and friendship mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like North and South: Gettysburg (1993), Anzac Girls (2014), Roots (1977), 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.
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: realistic, serious, captivating, family saga
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, friendship, war, romance, wartime life, best friends, military life, society, espionage, friends ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
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100%
 7.6
 25K
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, realistic, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Plot: american civil war, slavery, civil war, battles, military, soldier, war, heroic mission, military life, battle zone, civil rights, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
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: realistic, serious, saga, family saga
Plot: american civil war, old west, friendship, rivalry, obsession, vengeance, love triangle, military life, society, war hero, flintlock rifle, long brown hair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 1K
Anzac Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, emotional, captivating, stylized, serious ...
Plot: world war one, human spirit, war, love and romance, tragic love, military, battles, wartime life, hopes, fall in love, nurse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: australia, greece, france, egypt, new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.3
 16K
Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
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, social problems, injustice ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 296 min.
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, family life, military, working class, rebellion, society, brother brother relationship, standoff, slavery, political unrest, head of state ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 137K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Italy, Romania, USA
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, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, american civil war, getting home, slavery, survival, lovers reunited, loss of family member, lovers apart, power of love, love and romance, wartime life, love story ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, appalachia, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Queen (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 282 min.
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: serious, emotional, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: slavery, civil war, interracial relations, family relations, plantation, white male black female relationship, slave, americana, injustice, discrimination, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1800s
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 19K
War & Peace (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 379 min.
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, realistic ...
Plot: aristocracy, love and romance, society, war, wartime life, state affairs, fall in love, couple relations, love story, courage, battles, battle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, thought provoking, captivating, epic ...
Plot: american civil war, freedom, slavery, racism, battles, prejudice, battle, war, military life, captain, hopes, camp ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new england, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
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: epic, realistic, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, wooing, couples, self discovery, bittersweet, society, love and romance, romance, couple relations, war, americana, civil war ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 365
Lincoln (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
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, serious, captivating, talky ...
Plot: politics, american civil war, assassination, couples, head of state, human spirit, ambition, leadership, hopes, couple relations, idealism, white house ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 477
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, military, animal life, basic training, danger, americana, daring rescue, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
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, violence spree, old west, gunfight, family relations, rivalry, feud, american civil war, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, horse, father son relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: kentucky, west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Andersonville (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
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, bleak, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: american civil war, prison, civil war, pow, rain, confederate soldier, union soldier, hiding place, escapades, against humanity, confined, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, captivating, serious, romantic, saga
Plot: battles, american civil war, leadership, true love, wartime life, love affair, society, heroes, romance, love and romance, military, supportive spouse ...
Time: 19th century
Place: south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 3K
1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
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: war, love triangle, battles, military life, military, danger, soldier, life is a bitch, political unrest, army, brother brother relationship, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 6K
Army Wives (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Army Wives is an American drama series that follows the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family life, military base, family relations, military life, couples, couple relations, best friends, marital problem, infidelity, love and romance, soldier, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: battles, american civil war, battle zone, adventure, wartime life, heroes, war, friends, society, destiny, military, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, mississippi, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
War and Peace (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration: 394 min.
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, romantic ...
Plot: aristocracy, love, tragic love, wartime life, war, love triangle, romance, true love, social differences, couple relations, invasion, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
Plot: american civil war, soldier, politics, battles, wartime life, rivalry, life is a bitch, religions or cults, society, friendship, escapades, blood ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, rough, sincere, intense ...
Plot: american civil war, battles, confederate soldier, war, war hero, military, military life, social relations, rivalry, couple relations, confederate army, college ...
Time: contemporary, 1860s, 19th century
Place: maine, virginia, west virginia, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: emotional, serious, epic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, world war two, family relations, culture clash, political unrest, world war one, american civil war, racism, life is a bitch, hopes, war, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 60s, 1910s, 1880s ...
Place: africa, usa, tennessee, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 563
War & Peace (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 890 min.
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: contemplative, epic, exciting, serious, intellectual ...
Plot: war, soldier, napoleonic wars, parents and children, romance, rich and poor, state affairs, love and romance, siblings relations, wartime life, battles, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Book of Negroes (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 265 min.
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: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, racism, slavery, hopes, injustice, american revolution, society, escapades, confined, black woman, strong female presence ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Jewel in the Crown (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 778 min.
Story: The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, and the consequences of this echo through the ...
Style: emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, world war two, politics, racism, rape, tragic love, life is a bitch, culture clash, false accusation, dishonesty, manners, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, political unrest, wartime life, hopes, rivalry, state affairs, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, orchestral, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
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 affair, social differences, love triangle, unlikely couple, aristocracy, society, couples, rise to the top, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ride with the Devil (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ride with the Devil follows four people who are fighting for truth and justice amidst the turmoil of the American Civil War. Director Ang Lee takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border where a staunch loyalist, an ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: american civil war, civil war, raid, war, romance, reincarnation, save the lady, supernatural, rivalry, love and romance, uninhibited rivalry, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: germany, texas, st. louis missouri, missouri, kansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, touching
Plot: american civil war, battles, war, teenage life, military, danger, youth, battle, teenage boy, friendship, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1860s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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