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
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, destiny, tragic love, love and romance, hopes, social differences, fall in love, love affair, sex with a priest, priest, parents and children, catholic priest, romance, family life, society, family relations, friendship, catholic church, archbishop, infidelity, siblings relations, girl man relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: australia, mine

Most similar movies to The Thorn Birds

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films and TV series with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, society, fall in love, family relations and love affair mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Thorn Birds: Scarlett (1994), Jane Eyre (2006), The Go-Between (1971), North & South (2004), Persuasion (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.5
 3K
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, epic, stylized, realistic, captivating
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, pregnancy, couple relations, civil war, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, siblings relations, social differences, tragic love, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, atlanta georgia ...
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100%
 8.4
 17K
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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, couple relations, rich and poor, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, social differences, estate, romance, infidelity, love and romance, family secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, birthday party, friendship, couple relations, romance, english countryside, countryside, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 26K
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, touching, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, social differences, love and romance, love affair, rich and poor, couple relations, prejudice, owner, master and servant, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, pride and honor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.5
 12K
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, love triangle, love affair, navy, couple relations, rich and poor, fall in love, love and romance, jane austen, captain, poetry, romance ...
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, serious, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, society, love affair, social differences, love and romance, high society, rich and poor, family relations, dysfunctional family, architect, gem ...
Time: 19th century, 20s, victorian, 20th century, 1920s ...
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, romantic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, rich and poor, couple relations, wooing, unlikely couple, social differences, pride and honor, prejudice, aristocracy, fall in love, initially antagonists ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.9
 453K
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, serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, young lovers, love and romance, love affair, love triangle, power of love, lovers reunited, social differences, love story, fall in love, romance, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 10K
The Royals (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Drama about a fictional British Royal family set in modern day London, who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: royal family, forbidden love, palace intrigue, couple relations, monarchy, scandal, love and romance, state affairs, palaces castles and temples, society, paparazzi, anarchy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 30K
The Affair (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, love affair, life turned upside down, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, strong sexual content, dishonesty, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, young lovers, family feud, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, fall in love, true love, parents and children, love affair, secret love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: sexual, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage love, forbidden love, love and romance, love, love affair, teenage life, couple relations, lust, tragic love, desire, couples, romance ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, stylized, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, circus, love and romance, lovers, boss and employee, fall in love, artists and showbiz, performer's life, animal life, star, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 13K
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: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love story, romance, cancer, couple relations, human nature, leukemia, parents and children, social differences, unfulfillment, father son relationship, life & death, doctors ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Anna and the King (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, stylized, epic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love and romance, royal family, interracial relations, opposites attract, fall in love, politics, forbidden love, royal court, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: thailand, asia, burma, southeast asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: epic, serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, betrayal, civil war, rape, infidelity, missing person, couple relations, romance, war, love affair, tragic love, love triangle ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 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, touching, emotional, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, family life, forbidden love, love and romance, tragic love, everyday life, life is a bitch, violent husband, emotional blackmail, brutality, psychopath, life ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.2
 363
Flambards (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
Story: In the early 1900s in England, young Christina is orphaned and goes to live with her Uncle Russell, who owns the country estate of Flambards, and has two sons. Mark, the elder, is a wastrel, a roue and, like his father, loves to hunt. The younger ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, family relations, estate, couple relations, countryside, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, fall in love, family life, society, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, hopes, society, couples, farm, family relations, romance, single parent, soldier, friendship, love affair, pregnancy ...
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, infidelity, romance, marriage crisis, midlife crisis, middle age romance, true love, love affair, love story, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 433
Cloudstreet (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Story: Cloudstreet is an Australian television drama miniseries for the Showcase subscription television channel, which first screened from 22 May 2011, in three parts. It is an adaptation of Cloudstreet, an award-winning novel by Australian author Tim ...
Style: stylized, serious, epic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: working class, family life, hopes, family relations, starting over, destiny, cause and meaning, society, change of luck, foreknowledge, working class family, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Brides of Christ (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK, Ireland
Story: Diane, a young woman growing up in Australia in the mid 1960s, walks away from her fiancé to join a convent after being sure she has a calling to the faith. The Catholic Church and its followers are struggling with huge changes. The Pope has died, ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: convent, nun, clergy, bishop, abortion, against the rules, catholic church, church, innocence lost, introspection, moral dilemma, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, orphan, rise to the top, romance, social differences, haunted by the past, coming of age, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, society, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Place to Call Home (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, emotional, realistic, stylized, captivating
Plot: medical profession, post war, haunted by the past, family relations, mysterious woman, homosexuality, anti semitism, open marriage, judaism, religious conversion, morphine, matriarch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dahoam is Dahoam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dahoam is Dahoam is a German television series. The soap opera concerns the lives of the residents of the fictitious village of Lansing in Upper Bavaria. The characters speak the Bavarian dialect.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: village, clergy, intrigue, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, parents and children, village life, rivalry, society, couples, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 908K
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: ship, fall in love, love and romance, love story, drowning, survival, iceberg, opposites attract, sea disaster, romance, young lovers, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1990s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Between Two Women (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary, interlaced with a tender romance. Vetern actress Barbara Marten tugs at the heart as Ellen Hardy, a working-class mother ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian, feminism, love and romance, female friendship, fall in love, romance, school, friendship, love affair, homecoming, working class ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: date night, girls' night
Plot: love affair, unfulfilled love, estate, social differences, obsession, family relations, society, destructive relationship, love triangle, couples, forbidden love, punishment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 56K
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, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love and romance, small town, road not taken, love affair, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Manions of America (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 290 min.
Story: Film starring David Soul, Kate Mulgrew, Pierce Brosnan
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, immigrants, lovers reunited, romance, love and romance, society, follow your dream, rise to the top, couple relations, rich and poor, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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