Movies and TV shows like The Thorn Birds

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The Thorn Birds (1983)
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
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, family saga, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, catholic priest, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, destiny, love and romance, priest in love, sex with a priest, romance, age difference, priest, hopes, catholic church, girl man relationship, family life, love affair, beefcake, parents and children, friendship, family relations, fall in love, society, parent child relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 60s, 40s ...
Place: australia, vatican

Most similar movies to The Thorn Birds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films and TV series with plots about couples, love and romance, family relations, romance, couple relations, fall in love and social differences mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Thorn Birds: The Forsyte Saga (2002), India: A Love Story (2009), Scarlett (1994), Doctor Zhivago (2002), Dying Young (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
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: family saga, serious, realistic, touching, stylized ...
Plot: high society, love affair, family relations, love and romance, forbidden love, society, couple relations, parents and children, wealthy family, victorian england, unfulfilled love, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1920s, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
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India: A Love Story (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, and "untouchable" man.
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, forbidden love, couples, family problems, couple relations, social differences, society, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, brazil, latin america, asia, mumbai india ...
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Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
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, romantic, captivating, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family relations, society, fall in love, infidelity, civil war, star crossed lovers, reconciliation ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1870s
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, georgia ...
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Doctor Zhivago (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 226 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, tragic love, missing person, love triangle, betrayal, rebelliousness, rebellion, couple relations, romance, politics, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
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100%
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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: romantic, sentimental, sad, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, doctors, life & death, leukemia, terminal illness, beautiful scenery, couple relations, forbidden love, human nature, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: oakland california
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100%
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: sentimental, romantic, touching, emotional, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, age difference, terminal illness, love story, opposites attract, love, couple relations, romance, unlikely couple, death, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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100%
Wuthering Heights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
TV show
Story: Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, gothic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, love affair, estate, love triangle, social differences, family relations, destructive relationship, society, revenge, punishment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, georgian era
Place: england, europe
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, tragedy, romance, college, young love, love story, tragic love, young lovers, death, ice hockey, terminal illness, graduation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, new york, boston, harvard university
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Movie in collections
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Sparkhouse (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The relationship between childhood sweethearts, a farmer's daughter and boy from a rich family, turns tumultuous in this modern interpretation of Wuthering Heights.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: farm, love affair, romance, family relations, social differences, parents and children, unfulfilled love, society, life is a bitch, human nature, love, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: romantic, emotional, sweet, colourful, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, shakespeare, romance, young love, family feud, love and romance, love story, unfulfillment, fall in love, love, true love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, paris france, england, new york, europe
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Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
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: gothic, atmospheric, touching, romantic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: love affair, couple relations, rich and poor, unlikely couple, fall in love, love and romance, romance, estate, love story, social differences, looking for love, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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100%
One Life to Live (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, saga ...
Plot: love and romance, family life, friendship, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, infidelity, family feud, family relations, borderline personality disorder, lesbian, women ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 90s, 21st century ...
Place: pennsylvania
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Ethan Frome (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: emotional, intense, sexy, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, family problems, forbidden love, dull life, family relations, romance, fall in love, destiny, adultery, love, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, england, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Christmas in August (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a quiet corner of Seoul, Jung-won runs a small photo studio. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-won goes about his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers, enlarging photos of class ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, maid, fall in love, friendship, tragic hero, single parent, destiny, teenage love, love affair, tragic love, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 857
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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, politics, love triangle, social differences, society, couples, fall in love, love affair, spanish civil war, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 9K
Endless Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: intense, sexy, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: obsession, mental illness, forbidden love, arson, mental institution, coming of age, young lovers, romance, teenager, love, obsessive love, couples ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8K
Endless Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, touching, suspenseful, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, forbidden love, tragic love, love and romance, beefcake, family life, violent husband, life, blackmailer, life is a bitch, murder investigation, brutality ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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100%
 7.8
 565K
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, emotional, romantic, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: romance, love story, love and romance, true love, power of love, fall in love, love affair, lovers reunited, youth, social differences, love triangle, memory loss ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 50s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south carolina, north carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: romantic, touching, emotional, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love, forbidden love, teen romance, teenage love, love and romance, love story, love affair, couple relations, teenage life, couples, desire, father daughter relationship ...
Place: ireland
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100%
The Young and the Restless (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 37 min.
TV show
Story: The rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and Winters ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional, saga
Plot: family relations, intrigue, rivalry, family problems, couple relations, family life, infidelity, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, couples, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 2010s, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: usa, wisconsin
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100%
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North & South (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 235 min.
TV show
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: touching, sincere, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: social differences, initially antagonists, love and romance, prejudice, romance, rich and poor, fall in love, pride and honor, love affair, couple relations, young woman, unlikely couple ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1850s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
99%
Days of Our Lives (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, infidelity, loss of daughter, family problems, betrayal, love triangle, power relations, intrigue, siblings relations, couple relations, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 140 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: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, royal family, tragic love, infidelity, revolution, politics, romance, rebelliousness, fall in love, hopes, state affairs, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, emotional, saga
Plot: fashion, family relations, love triangle, family problems, intrigue, rich and poor, family business, family life, loss of partner, betrayal, lifestyle, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Place to Call Home (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. A sweeping romantic drama set in 1950s rural Australia following the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, family relations, society, love and romance, family life, starting over, social differences, forbidden love, family secret, mysterious character, nurse, medical profession ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ 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: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, railway, adolescence, mother daughter relationship, mental disorder, revenge, family relations, betrayal, social relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, australia, usa, tennessee, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, middle age romance, romance, love, love story, parents and children, infidelity, true love, life philosophy, couples, death, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, latin america, usa
⇓ 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: disturbing, sexy, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, coming of age, summer, first love, curse, birthday party, cricket the game, love, youth, love triangle, friendship, english countryside ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 90s, 19th century, year 1900
Place: england, europe
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100%
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Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Fantasy, 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: romantic, sentimental, emotional, stylized, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, love and romance, love, fall in love, romance, rich and poor, couple relations, relationships, family, society, love story, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1810s, 18th century
Place: england, britain
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Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 327 min.
TV show
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: romantic, stylized, witty, clever, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: prejudice, romance, aristocracy, love and romance, wooing, looking for love, social differences, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, opposites attract, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1810s, 50s ...
Place: england, london, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
99%