Movies and TV shows like The Thorn Birds

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The Thorn Birds (1983)
 8.0
 7K
The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart. Meggie tries to forget Ralph by marrying dashing stockman Luke O'Neill, but she and Ralph are soon reunited, with tragic consequences for them both.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, family saga, serious, captivating, realistic, epic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, tragic love, hopes, destiny, love and romance, love affair, priest, fall in love, social differences, sex with a priest, parents and children, catholic priest, friendship, family relations, family life, society, romance, catholic church, archbishop, beefcake, older man younger woman relationship, parent child relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 20s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: australia, mine

Most similar movies to The Thorn Birds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films and TV series with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, fall in love, couple relations, love affair and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like The Thorn Birds: Scarlett (1994), Jane Eyre (2006), The Go-Between (1971), Pride and Prejudice (1995), North & South (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family relations, romance, society, fall in love, infidelity, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 18K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, gothic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, unlikely couple, rich and poor, fall in love, love affair, social differences, looking for love, estate, dark hero, romance, family secret, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Go-Between (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tale of torrid and forbidden love between Christie and Bates in the English countryside.
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: forbidden love, friendship, birthday party, society, tragic love, social differences, dishonesty, couples, love affair, family relations, countryside, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1900s, victorian, 20th century, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 327 min.
Story: Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.
Style: witty, stylized, clever, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love and romance, rich and poor, prejudice, looking for love, couple relations, pride and honor, aristocracy, unlikely couple, wooing, social differences, initially antagonists, fall in love ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 8.7
 27K
North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
Story: North & South is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC and originally broadcast in four episodes on BBC One in November and December 2004. It follows the story of Margaret Hale, a young woman from southern England who has to ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, prejudice, pride and honor, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, young woman, society ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.5
 13K
Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, classic literature, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, navy, love triangle, love affair, captain, poetry, couple relations, love and romance, rich and poor, fall in love, romance, jane austen ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
Style: touching, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: couple relations, high society, love affair, social differences, society, love and romance, parents and children, rich and poor, family relations, dysfunctional family, gem, architect ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, edwardian era ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, betrayal, revenge, infidelity, vengeance, dishonesty, love affair, couples, small town life, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1920s
Place: mississippi, usa, australia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, couple relations, social differences, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment, leukemia, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 6K
Endless Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two separate worlds lie on two sides of the road in a seaside town. Both too close and way too far from each other. What happens when two young people from these worlds fall in love? Kemal is one of the three children of a moderate family that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, love and romance, forbidden love, family life, tragic love, murder mystery, life is a bitch, blackmailer, murder investigation, violent husband, everyday life, emotional blackmail ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 468K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, romance, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: factory, family business, couple relations, romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, parents and children, infidelity, couples, love affair, forbidden love ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 747
Talk of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: infidelity, politics, couple relations, chaos and mayhem, romance, family relations, dishonesty, love affair, couples, political unrest, false accusation, love triangle ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 1K
Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, revolution, infidelity, politics, cinderella story, master and servant, power relations, dishonesty, love affair, couples, family life ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, italy, england, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Doctor Zhivago (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 226 min.
Story: Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is still married when he meets Lara. Their love story is unfolding against ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, epic
Plot: forbidden love, missing person, betrayal, infidelity, rebelliousness, tragic love, couple relations, rebellion, love triangle, dishonesty, state affairs, romance ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: emotional, romantic, classic literature, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young lovers, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, fall in love, true love, parents and children, secret love, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 37K
Endless Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A privileged girl and a charismatic boy's instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Style: touching, emotional, sexual, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, love, love affair, couple relations, tragic love, desire, father daughter relationship, house fire, couples ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.5
 90K
Outlander (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and ...
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, serious, sentimental
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, danger, love affair, life turned upside down, adventure, fall in love, love and romance, true love, rivalry, couple relations, love triangle, battles ...
Time: 18th century, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Life to Live is an American soap opera broadcast on television for more than 43 years on the ABC network, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network since April 29, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere, exciting
Plot: family problems, family life, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, infidelity, family feud, borderline personality disorder, abortion, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 27K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, class differences, romance, college, terminal illness, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: campus, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, circus, lovers, boss and employee, performer's life, love and romance, animal training, couple relations, love triangle, artists and showbiz, abuse, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 2K
The 7.39 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
Story: After fighting for a seat on their morning commute, Sally and Carl begin talking and suddenly their daily train journey becomes a lot more interesting. Carl is happily married, Sally's engaged - where's the harm? Yet they find themselves ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: love affair, disorder, temptation, coincidence, couples, dishonesty, dull life, family relations, initially antagonists, fall in love, life turned upside down, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, infidelity, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, hopes, couple relations, love and romance, breakup ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Wuthering Heights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, classic literature ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, estate, unfulfilled love, social differences, family relations, obsession, forbidden love, punishment, abuse, couples, love triangle, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 59K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, small town, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Autumn in New York (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Autumn in New York follows the sexual exploits of Will Keane - New York restaurateur, infamous verging-on-50 playboy, master of the no-commitment seduction - until he runs into an unexpected dead end when he meets Charlotte Fielding. Charlotte is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, couple relations, terminal illness, older man younger woman relationship, unlikely couple, opposites attract, romance, love, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, adultery, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, change of heart ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 10K
Romeo & Juliet (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: touching, emotional, romantic, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, young lovers, family feud, true love, star crossed lovers, tragic love, love and romance, shakespeare, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, family relations ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
India: A Love Story (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Story: The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, and "untouchable" man.
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, family problems, couple relations, lovers apart, romance, parents and children, fall in love, love and romance, couples, culture clash, social differences, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, brazil, latin america, mumbai india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, romance, infidelity, marriage crisis, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, love story, reconciliation, love, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%