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: 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, family saga, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, epic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, destiny, hopes, priest, catholic priest, girl man relationship, love affair, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, catholic church, romance, parents and children, friendship, family relations, family life, fall in love, social differences, society, sex with a priest, beefcake, parent child relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 40s, 1920s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: australia

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 love and romance, couples, romance, family relations, couple relations, social differences and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Thorn Birds: India: A Love Story (2009), The Forsyte Saga (2002), Dying Young (1991), Jane Eyre (2006), Wuthering Heights (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sentimental, touching, captivating, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, family problems, couples, couple relations, romance, social differences, love and romance, culture clash, lovers apart, society, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, brazil, latin america, taj mahal ...
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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: realistic, stylized, touching, serious, saga ...
Plot: high society, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, society, love affair, wealthy family, rich and poor, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: england, europe
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100%
 6.1
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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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, human nature, social differences, unfulfillment, parents and children, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
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100%
 8.3
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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: touching, gothic, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: couple relations, love affair, rich and poor, fall in love, unlikely couple, love and romance, estate, looking for love, social differences, romance, love story, family secret ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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100%
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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, touching, serious, realistic, gothic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, unfulfilled love, love affair, estate, obsession, family relations, destructive relationship, love triangle, society, punishment, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
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100%
 6.3
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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: touching, emotional, romantic, sexual, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love, forbidden love, love and romance, teenage love, teenage life, couple relations, love affair, father daughter relationship, couples, desire, tragic love, lust ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 758
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, emotional, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, politics, infidelity, love triangle, social differences, society, love affair, fall in love, couples, family relations, extramarital affair, war ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936
Place: spain, ireland, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, college, class differences, terminal illness, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston
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100%
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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: sentimental, emotional, touching, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: obsession, forbidden love, young lovers, mental illness, romance, couples, teenage life, tragic love, destructive relationship, parents and children, coming of age, teen angst ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ 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, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young love, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, parents and children, fall in love, true love, love story, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sparkhouse (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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, social differences, love affair, romance, family relations, unfulfilled love, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, human nature, unfulfillment, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: family life, family problems, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, friendship, family feud, family relations, infidelity, borderline personality disorder, abortion, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 60s, 80s ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ 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: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, romance, fall in love, friendship, maid, destiny, tragic love, family relations, teenage love, love affair, tragic hero, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating, stylized, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family relations, society, infidelity, fall in love, civil war, star crossed lovers, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: europe, ireland, london, england, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
98%
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, touching, emotional, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, true love, terminal illness, couple relations, opposites attract, unlikely couple, womanizer, romance, love, love affair, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Young and the Restless (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, saga
Plot: family relations, rivalry, couple relations, intrigue, infidelity, family problems, family life, love triangle, betrayal, rich and poor, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 2K
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, captivating, sentimental, intense, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, family problems, love triangle, fall in love, romance, family relations, dull life, family drama, destiny, society, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 18th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Days of Our Lives (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, emotional, serious, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, family relations, family problems, love triangle, betrayal, loss of daughter, intrigue, power relations, presumed dead, couple relations, siblings relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 60s, contemporary, 70s ...
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100%
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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, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, missing person, betrayal, infidelity, rebelliousness, rebellion, couple relations, love triangle, political unrest, romance, state affairs ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional, saga
Plot: fashion, love triangle, family relations, infidelity, rich and poor, intrigue, family problems, family business, family life, lifestyle, couple relations, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sentimental, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: true love, love and romance, romance, love story, love triangle, love affair, power of love, young lovers, social differences, lovers reunited, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, emotional, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, love affair, society, family life, love and romance, starting over, social differences, mysterious character, family secret, forbidden love, post war, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, revolution, politics, infidelity, royal family, romance, rebelliousness, society, state affairs, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, england, italy, europe, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
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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, dramatic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, forbidden love, family life, tragic love, love and romance, life is a bitch, violent husband, blackmailer, life, beefcake, everyday life, emotional blackmail ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, hotel, parents and children, infidelity, couples, middle age romance, true love, midlife crisis, marriage crisis, love story, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
⇓ 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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: small town, betrayal, family relations, dysfunctional family, revenge, parents and children, unfulfillment, love affair, fall in love, destructive relationship, romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 30s, 20s
Place: mississippi, usa, australia, tennessee, mississippi river ...
⇓ 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: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, friendship, birthday party, cricket the game, golden years, romance, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, social differences, tragic love, society ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, europe
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100%
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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, romantic, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jane austen, love, navy, love triangle, love affair, family relations, captain, poetry, couple relations, rich and poor, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
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100%
 8.6
 29K
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: social differences, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, initially antagonists, prejudice, rich and poor, love affair, pride and honor, romance, unlikely couple, young woman ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1850s
Place: england, london
⇓ 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: stylized, witty, romantic, clever, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: jane austen, love and romance, opposites attract, romance, looking for love, prejudice, aristocracy, unlikely couple, couple relations, fall in love, wooing, social differences ...
Time: victorian, 18th century, 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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